Fond farewell for Frank
For the third time in four months, Graham County is grieving the loss of a popular, respected community leader.
Frank Findley, beloved by many, passed away Saturday. He was buried in Georgia on Wednesday. He was 63.
The longtime forest ranger is dearly missed.
“Frank Findley was the kindest sweetest man you ever want to meet. With all the challenges he faced in life he never complained and always had a kind word for everyone,” said Dave Hagen, who worked side-by-side with Findley as a Joyce Kilmer/Slickrock volunteer.
“‘What can I do to help?’ The first words Frank Findley ever said to me,” recalled Robbinsville wrestling coach Todd Odom. “You have fans, boosters, supporters, volunteers, and then you have the Findleys. For the 15 years I’ve been at Robbinsville, Frank Findley has been the North Star for Robbinsville Wrestling ... always consistent, always there.”
He was there for others – even during setbacks. “Frank had to be one tough man to endure all he went through. He certainly had a desire to live,” Marshall McClung said.
Findley’s obituary appears on page A2.