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Sunday, 08 December 2019 16:40

Frank Kenneth Towberman

Frank Kenneth Towberman, age 90, of Claremont, VA passed away December 7, 2019. He is the son of the late Leslie and Delma Towberman and is preceded in death by his infant son, Frank, Jr. and a daughter, Susan Carol. At 18, Frank joined the U.S. Marines. He was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Descendants of Point Lookout and the Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his loving wife, Frances “Fran” Epperson Towberman; his daughters, Teresa Taranovich and husband John, Penni Daugherty and husband James and Leslie Thomas and husband Carl; his grandchildren, John Michael Taranovich, Dani Noon, Matthew Padgett and Brooke Padgett; his great granddaughter, Tori Noon; his brother, Bill Kelly and wife Edith; and special cousin, Tom Towberman and wife Wanda. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 13, 2019 at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville. The family will receive friends Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home, prior to the service. Interment will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Wakefield Cemetery, 205 W. Church Street, Wakefield, Va. Memorial contributions may be made to Military Working Dog Support Organizations http://www.operationwearehere.com/MilitaryWorkingDogs.html.
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  • Comment Link Curt Evans Sr. Thursday, 12 December 2019 08:27 posted by Curt Evans Sr.

    God Bless You Fran & Family, I Remember Frank Serving on the Surry Sheriff's Department as a Deputy a Job well done by him. He will be Rememberd and Missed by Many in our County. God Bless!

  • Comment Link John Ross Wednesday, 11 December 2019 20:29 posted by John Ross

    Semper Fi Marine.
    United again with Gunner on the endless beach.

    Salute....from a Airborne trooper

  • Comment Link David Martell Tuesday, 10 December 2019 17:14 posted by David Martell

    Frances , I am so sorry to hear about Frank’s passing. I was looking forward to us getting together for lunch or a visit. I would have been in touch, but I had hand surgery a month ago and my wife had complications from neck surgery in July. Hasn’t been a good fall. I valued you both as friends and loyal customers at Rite Aid. I will keep you in my thoughts and hope to still see you in the near future. God bless you and your family and comfort you during these sad times.

  • Comment Link Annette E. Wetzel Monday, 09 December 2019 19:45 posted by Annette E. Wetzel

    Fran,
    My prayers are with you. I will miss Frank - his patriotism, his service to his country, his quirky humor, and his knowledge and support of our history. Peace to you and his entire family. Annette

  • Comment Link Keith Barker Monday, 09 December 2019 16:26 posted by Keith Barker

    Will never forget our scuba dives around the Va. waters and other areas. RIP my friend, see U on the other side.

  • Comment Link Aimee Newcomb Monday, 09 December 2019 12:51 posted by Aimee Newcomb

    Deepest condolences for your loss, I have donated $100.00 to Gizmos Gift (from the Military Working Dog Support Organizations) in Frank,s memory. I selected this charity as the picture of the spokesdog is a gorgeous German Shepherd, which I know Frank & Fran love.

  • Comment Link Nona Barnes Sunday, 08 December 2019 23:28 posted by Nona Barnes

    My dear friend Fran you are in my prayers for strength and peace. Much love always Non

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