Franklin D. Cone, formerly of Crossett, passed away on August 14, 2019. He was 85. Born October 22, 1933 to Tom and Myrtle Cone, he was the sixth of seven children.
Mr. Cone served in the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Air Force during the 1950’s and 60’s. After retiring in 1968, he moved with his wife, Shirley and daughters to Homestead, FL. He then worked for Florida Power and Light as a Nuclear Control Operator at Turkey Point Plant, retiring in 1989.
After Hurricane Andrew hit Homestead, Frank and Shirley relocated to Liberty County, FL. In 1994.
Mr. Cone was an aircraft enthusiast and was a member of AOPA and the Experimental Aircraft Association. He was also an avid fisherman. He belonged to the Masons and Shriners.
Mr. Cone is predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Shirley, who passed in 2013, his parents, and five siblings, Georgia Alexander, Mary Lee Jenkins, Tom Cone Jr., Lorraine Grayson, and James Cone. Mr. Cone is also predeceased by his mother in law, Averice Wright Worley.
He is survived by one sister, Barbara Whorton of Haughton, LA., Daughters Caren Hager ( Stephen) of Homestead FL., and Connie Walters (Victor) of Bristol, FL., Five grandchildren Justin Hager (Crystina) of Altamahaw, NC., Kyle Hager of Atlanta, GA., Kellye Rodney (Nicholas) of Homestead, FL., Taylor Walters of Howard Lake, MN., And Erin Walters of St. Paul, MN. , six great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Private services to be held at a later date.