THE COLONY, Texas — John Franklin Sells, 69, of The Colony, TX, passed away April 4, 2012.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence LeRoy Sells and Grace Virginia Black Sells; and brother J.C. Sells.
He was a member of Central Park Baptist Church in Carrollton, TX. Frank was an Air Force Veteran and graduated from Sulphur Springs High School. He was a member of American Legion Post #453 in Dallas. Frank retired from Mobil Oil Corp. in Dallas.
He is survived by his wife, Claire; children, Gracie Blackstock and husband, David, Becky Koeing and husband, Albert, and a son, Jay Sells; Grandchildren, Brandon, Ashlyn, Carlie, Patrick and Christopher; A sister, Charlotte Summie; brothers, Thomas and wife, Linda, Jackie, James (P-Nut) and wife, Martha, Richard and wife, Danelle, Bradley and wife, Kathy.
Frank being from East Tennessee was a country boy at heart. Even though he moved to Dallas he remained true to his Tennessee roots. You could always see the love in his eyes when he talked about home.
Frank loved all sports, whether he was playing softball, golf or bowling, he loved it all. Also a fan of pro sports, Rangers, Cowboys, now he will get to watch from his LA-Z-BOY recliner in the sky.
Frank loved the Lord and was an active member of Central Park Baptist Church. His absence will be felt by all church members.
We will always remember Frank as wearing his flannel shirt, Texas Rangers baseball cap, coffee cup in hand, ready to help and to lend a helping hand. He wasn’t a man of many works but when he spoke his words were wise.
Goodbye for now, but not forever.
A memorial service to celebrate Frank’s life was held Friday, April 6, 2012, at Central Park Baptist in Carrollton, TX.