Obituary, Franklin Walter (Frank) Shires

Shires, Franklin Walter (Frank) age 82 of Farragut, formerly of Obion, TN, passed away early Friday morning, June 20, 2003 at Park West Hospital. Frank was retired from T. V. A. hydro power production. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the Navy as a fighter pilot aboard the aircraft carrier USS Franklin in the Pacific. Frank directed the Sheffield, AL, High School Band and Glee Club. He was a former Lions’ Club member. He was a 35 year member of the National Speleological Society. He enjoyed ham radio (his call letters were W4FWS) and was a grateful Friend of Bill. Survivors: wife, Phyllis Shires; daughters, Jill Shires of Chapel Hill, NC, Virginia Marcum of Silver Spring, MD; grandson, Quince Marcum of New York City, NY; sister, Lillian Morehead of Cookeville, TN. The family will receive friends from 3-4 p.m. Sunday followed by funeral services at 4 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with Rev. A. J. Crawford officiating. Family and friends will gather at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Tennessee State Veterans’ Cemetery for graveside services with full military honors conferred by the East Tennessee State Veteran Honor Guard and the U. S. Navy. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Shires family.

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