OBITUARY: Frank Balthrop

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Frank Balthrop

Marion Franklin Balthrop “Frank”, age 90 of Chapmansboro, Tennessee, died Saturday, January 29, 2022 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, February 1st, with Donald Ray Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Mallory’s Cemetery with Hayley Frazier, Wyatt Balthrop, Bradley Balthrop Lee, Tyler Balthrop, Houston Newman, Austin Clark, Lucas Clark, Trent Balthrop, and Clay Balthrop serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, January 31st from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM and again on Tuesday from 12:00 PM until the hour of service at 2:00 PM.

Mr. Balthrop was born on July 9, 1931 in Chapmansboro, Tennessee to the late Elbert & Martha Morris Balthrop.

He worked for Eli Whitt Cigar Company as a receiving clerk and then later farmed. He loved his family, friends, grandkids, and most especially he loved his precious wife. Mr. Balthrop was a member of Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Burton, R.W., Dorris, J.B., Ray, Howard, and Clyde Balthrop; and sisters, Dorothy Hudgens and Frances Head.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Nellie Jo Balthrop; sons, Ricky (Helen) Balthrop and Randy (Lori) Balthrop; daughters, Tammy (Chuck) Farmer and Linda Kay (Taylor) Clark; sisters, Dimple Gupton, Bonnie Moore, and Faye Murphy; grandchildren, Bradley & Tom Balthrop Lee, Tyler & Erika Balthrop, Houston & Tasha Newman, Hayley & Dustin Frazier, Austin & Emily Clark, Trent & Lauren Balthrop, and Lucas Clark; and 10 great-grandchildren.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

AUSTIN & BELL FUNERAL HOME in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146 (615) 746-4433 www.austinandbell.com

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