William Franklin "Frank" Betts

Born on September 24, 1950

Departed on February 19, 2021 and resided in Nashville, TN

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William Franklin “Frank” Betts, Age 70, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021, at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

He was born September 24, 1950 to the late Wm Harbert and Ruth Betts. Preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Edna Powers.

Survived by his wife of 34 years and best friend, Rilla (Bitsy) Betts; son, Jason (Michele) Counter, of Cary, NC; granddaughters, Anna, Katie and Caroline Counter, also of Cary, NC.

His granddaughters were his pride and joy. Poppa Frank loved to buy them ice cream, take them to see fireworks, and teach them how to use a squirt gun.

Frank was a long time employee at WSMV-TV and Opryland Productions. He was a Mason and a Shriner. His faith in the Lord was deep and his friends were many.

There will be no public service due to COVID. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations appreciated to Alive Hospice or Friends of Warner Park.

2 Comments to Mr. William Franklin "Frank" Betts

  1. Carol Anderson Stringer says:

    Rilla and Jason…so sorry for your loss. We have not been in touch in many years but you both are in my heart and thoughts from many years ago when living in Doral Country. Sad this is how I caught up! Jason…congratulations on being a Dad! Know that I will keep all of you in my prayers.

  2. Ron & Pat Hall , Norris & Ronnie says:

    Dear Bitsy and Jason, were are so sadden to hear of Frank”s passing, you both are in our thoughts and prayers. Frank was a good man and Mason, we will miss him coming around our shop and miss his smile, God be with you in this time of sorrow, if we can be of ant service to either of you, please feel free to call on our family. God bless you and the rest of your family. Rest in peace Brother Frank, we love you and will always remember you forever !

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