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Franklin B. Holmes
Birth: Nov. 8, 1915, USA
Death: Sep., 1985
Indiana, USA

"Frankie" ( as we all called him) was a co-worker in an large aircraft machine shop and was hired as a drill press operator that required specialized set-ups and very close tolerance in the machining processes. We became friends being co-workers in the same plant. I helped Frankie, at times, when he was having trouble with a particular job. He never let me forget how much he appreciated my helping him but it really wasn't that big a deal but he made me feel that it was. Frank and a friend named John took turns in a car pool. They both lived some forty miles from this plant and took turns driving the other to work to conserve on gas and wear and tear on their vehicles. One night his friend left early sick from the flu and Frank asked me to drive him home which was a long drive, we were working 2nd shift working ten hour shifts. I agreed because he had no one else to take him home. Frank lived at Middletown, Indiana which amounted to only a few houses on the old SR 421. Well, he insisted that I meet his daughter, Kay, and at 4am Frankie had me pull up to his daughters house in Waldron and knocked on the door and Kay came to the door and let us in. She insisted on fixing her father and me breakfast and afterward I drove him home. Kay was very close to her dad and she was such a wonderful person, we became friends. Frankie was a great guy and I visited him at his home in 1982, he had had a stroke but remembered me and still thanked me for helping him even after all those years had passed. Frank died in 1985 from complications of a stroke. His daughter, (Kay McKinney) died in 2001 from cancer and they are buried in the same cemetery, near each other. 
 
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 Children:
  Kay Francis Holmes McKinney (1939 - 2001)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Franklin B. Holmes
 
Note: Frank's stone is shared with the name of his wife, Francis J. 1919-
 
Burial:
Paul Hill Cemetery
Saint Paul
Decatur County
Indiana, USA
 
Maintained by: Sharon Metz
Originally Created by: Tom "Homer" W.
Record added: Jul 23, 2009
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- Love Always, Renee
 Added: May. 26, 2015
REST IN PEACE
- Tom "Homer" W.
 Added: Dec. 25, 2014
Grandpa there is not a day I do not think about you...You were my Hero...I will never forget when I was young you calling me up and asking me on a date...taking me out to eat and a movie...You always made me feel like a princess...You made me realize ther...(Read more)
- Sharon Metz
 Added: Oct. 29, 2012
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