OBITUARY

Franklin J. Aldrich

February 27, 1928February 18, 2013
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Franklin J. Aldrich, 84, of Pocola, Ok, passed away February 18, 2013. He was born February 27, 1928 in Lyons County, Kansas to Franklin A. and Eunice (Northern) Aldrich. Frank was retired from St. Edward Mercy Medical Center and had also worked for Santa Fe Railroad. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and was a member of VFW post 4884 in Spiro, OK. He was also a member of the American Legion, and Pocola Heights Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Beverly of Pocola, OK; one daughter, Deborah Alguire and her husband Jeff, of Sanger, TX; three grandchildren, Hannah Smith and her husband Greg, Andrew Morris and his wife Rachel, and Joshua Morris; one great grandchild, Aidan Smith. Funeral Service will be 9:00 A.M. Thursday, February 21, 2013, in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel. Burial with military honors will be in Fort Smith National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Gaylon Freeman, Mark Edward Freeman, Anthony Freeman, Tony Freeman, Andrew Morris, and Jeff Alguire. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Gaylon W. Freeman, Jeremy Brown, Damon Rutgers, Ray Moore, and members of VFW post 4884. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 20, 2013, from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Edwards Funeral Home. Memorials may be sent to: VFW Post 4884, C/O Robert Carter, 20122 Myers Road, Spiro, OK 74959. Online condolences may be sent to www.edwardsfuneralhome.com

Services

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  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 21, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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Damon Ruckman

February 21, 2013

Frank was a big part of my life on third shift at Saint Edwards Mercy Medical Center. I will never forget him and was honored to call him my friend. Damon Ruckman

Gaylon E Freeman

February 21, 2013

Uncle Franklin, thank you for always being patient in sharing your knowledge with me, your love of the outdoors and always my friend. You corrected me when necessary but always with love. You were ready both to give and recieve a hug whenever we greeted one another and when it was time for us to temporarily part ways. I will miss your smile, laughter and many great times together. I love you, your nephew Gaylon E. Freeman.

February 20, 2013

On behalf of American Legion Post 31, please accept my condolences in the passing of Frank. Howard and I enjoyed our visits with Frank. I am glad I became acquainted with him. May God bless.

Sincerely, Fred Stecher Chaplain Post 31

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