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Collierville Funeral Home

534 West Poplar, Collierville, TN

OBITUARY

John Frank Given

May 20, 1938July 25, 2020
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John Franklin "Frank" Given, 82, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020 in Germantown, TN. He was born on May 20, 1938 in Charleston, WV to Oscar Lee Given and Ellen Louise King Given. He graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School in Charleston, WV and attended college at Morris Harvey College in Charleston, WV. In addition to his success as a businessman which included more than 40 years with Shoney's Restaurants as an officer and an owner. Frank was an avid golfer and an accomplished horseman. Despite his declining health he remained committed to his family and friends. He always displayed fierce independence and toughness until the end. He is survived by his wife Bonnie Given of the home. His sons John Franklin (Cynthia) Given II of Argyle, TX, Christopher Lee (Stephanie) Given of McKinney, TX, Kayl Garrison Given and Andrea Bashaw and daughter, Kindee Shon Given of Collierville, TN. He is also survived by his thirteen grandchildren; Caroline, Trystan, Emily, Victoria, Jack Henry, Gracie, Oscar, Ashlyn, Scarlett, Hayden, Sterling, Falyn, and Swayze. As well as his brother Bobby (Glenna) Given and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Jimmy Given and sister Linda Given. A service will be held at Collierville Funeral Home, 534 West Poplar Ave., Collierville, TN on Saturday, August 1, 2020, a 1:00pm visitation and 2:00pm service. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in honor of Frank Given to St. Jude, Memorial Giving, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Forms are available online at stjude.org memorial donation.

  • FAMILY

  • Bonnie Given, Wife
  • John Franklin Given, II (Cynthia), Child
  • Christopher Lee Given (Stephanie), Child
  • Kayl Garrison Given and Andrea Bashaw, Child
  • Kindee Shon Given, Child
  • Caroline, Trystan, Emily, Victoria, Jack Henry, Gracie, Oscar, Ashlyn, Scarlett, Hayden, Sterling, Falyn, and Swayze, Grandchildren
  • Bobby Given (Glenna), Brother
  • He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Lee Given and Ellen Louise King Given and his brother Jimmy Given and sister Linda Given.

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  • DONATIONS

  • St. Jude, Memorial Giving

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

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Rhonda Zoch

August 2, 2020

Bonnie~

While our time together seems like a lifetime ago, please know that this news was received with sadness and regret on so many levels for all of us. I remember Frank with a twinkle, a smile, and he was the master of inclusion and levity when I was new to the family. We had a raport.....and over the years I've missed that.

I rarely get to Memphis. Please know that you and the rest of the family are held in love. In Frank's honor, I'll be making a donation to Saint Jude.

With a hug of hugs,
Rhonda

Gary Borth

August 1, 2020

Bonnie and family,

My deepest sympathies to you and your entire family. I'm sorry that I won't be able to attend the services, but I wanted you to know that I am wishing all of you peace to bring comfort and courage as you face the days ahead. I know each of you have many loving memories of Frank. He was a great man and a leader that I had the privilege to work for and with during our Shoney's South days. I will always have fond memories of my days with you and Frank and the rest of the Shoney's family.
Again, my deepest sympathies!

Loyd Jones

July 31, 2020

Bonnie, deepest sympathy to you and the kids from Rhonda and me. I’m so sorry we cannot be there. I have so many fond memories of my time with Frank. He was my mentor for 15 years and I owe him so much for any degree of success I had. He was tough but always fair and was genuinely concerned for the well-being and success of his people. I know he will be sorely missed. Our prayers for comfort and peace.

Dee Jay Ortegon

July 31, 2020

Blessings to all the family and sad to hear this news. Been a long time since I’ve been in touch but I have many memories of times with Frank, Bonnie, Bobby and Glenna and many others from Shoney’s.
God’s peace be with you all.

Susan Copeland (Frenchie)

July 31, 2020

Hi Bonnie, Sad to hear Frank has left this world. I will be praying for peace for you and the kids. I know you have many memories to reflect on that will bring a smile to your heart. Hugs and love from Frenchie.

Mike Orzechowski

July 30, 2020

Frank was always like a father figure in my life. Always giving me great advice keeping my spirits up when times were tough.. I attribute lots of my success to Frank's belief in my abilities. We had lots of good times over the years and the memories will stay with me forever. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you Bonnie and the family as well.

Sheri Stevens

July 29, 2020

Sending prayers 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 To the Given family. My sister is married to Frank’s son. I always liked Big Frank and enjoyed our conversations. RIP Grandpa!! 😘

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Biography

John Franklin "Frank" Given, 82, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020 in Germantown, TN. He was born on May 20, 1938 in Charleston, WV to Oscar Lee Given and Ellen Louise King Given. He graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School in Charleston, WV and attended college at Morris Harvey College in Charleston, WV.
In addition to his success as a businessman which included more than 40 years with Shoney's Restaurants as an officer and an owner. Frank was an avid golfer and an accomplished horseman. Despite his declining health he remained committed to his family and friends. He always displayed fierce independence and toughness until the end.
He is survived by his wife Bonnie Given of the home. His sons John Franklin (Cynthia) Given II of Argyle, TX, Christopher Lee (Stephanie) Given of McKinney, TX, Kayl Garrison Given and Andrea Bashaw and daughter, Kindee Shon Given of Collierville, TN. He is also survived by his thirteen grandchildren; Caroline, Trystan, Emily, Victoria, Jack Henry, Gracie, Oscar, Ashlyn, Scarlett, Hayden, Sterling, Falyn, and Swayze. As well as his brother Bobby (Glenna) Given and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Jimmy Given and sister Linda Given.
A service will be held at Collierville Funeral Home, 534 West Poplar Ave., Collierville, TN on Saturday, August 1, 2020, a 1:00pm visitation and 2:00pm service.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in honor of Frank Given to St. Jude, Memorial Giving, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Forms are available online at stjude.org memorial donation.

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