Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home

201 25th Ave North, Nashville, TN



September 1, 1936December 13, 2017

Horace Franklin Burkholder, Jr. passed away on December 13, 2017. He was born in Nashville on September 1st, 1936 and is preceded in death by his parents, Madge Morrison Burkholder and Horace Franklin Burkholder. He is survived by his sister Linda Morrison Burkholder and numerous cousins in Kentucky.

Frank attended Parmer Elementary School, Montgomery Bell Academy and the University of Kentucky. While at MBA, he was captain of the 1955 State champion football team and was the first team All City and second team All State. After college he returned to Nashville where he joined Equitable Securities Corporation and worked in the Municipal Bond department for several years. For six years he served in the Tennessee Air National Guard.

The Nashville YMCA was an important part of Frank’s life, and he was chairman of several committees through the years. His special interest was racquetball, winning many tournaments. In 2005, he and his sister Linda were the recipients of the HG Hill, Jr. Philanthropic Award, presented by the Downtown YMCA of Middle Tennessee. Frank was a fine man who loved his friends. He was generous, unselfish and funny and was admired and loved by those who knew him well.

Frank was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, The Belle Meade Country Club and Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Visitation with family and friends will on Monday, December 18, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Westminster Presbyterian Church, followed by graveside services at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens, 9090 Hwy 100.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Downtown YMCA, 1000 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37203 or Montgomery Bell Academy, 4001 Harding Road, Nashville, TN 37205 or a charity of your choice.


  • Visitation

    Monday, December 18, 2017

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, December 18, 2017



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Donnie OCharleys Brown

December 22, 2017

I love you Linda. If you need anything, call me! I'm praying for you.

Kay Gaston

December 18, 2017

Dear Linda,

I was so sorry to see that Frank had passed away. He was such a nice person, so pleasant and courteous. Thinking of him reminds me of our neighborhood as it was in the 50s and 60s. Hope you are well, and sorry for your loss.

Kay Baker Gaston

Diane Smiley

December 18, 2017

On Behalf of Alma and Betty Bradford may you rest in peace.

Terry Coker

December 18, 2017

What a Great man,will be missed!

Nancy Eckert

December 17, 2017

Frank made the YMCA a better place for the employes honoredus with Christmas bonus. I looked forward to seeing frank drive in to the parking grage at 5. 00 am every morning as he was jolly and started my day off positive. There will never be another me frank. Rip

Don Getty

December 17, 2017

I have fond memories of Frank oftentimes standing on the balcony at 6:00 a.m. overlooking the large workout area at the Downtown YMCA that his and Linda's generousity made possible - he was like a shepherd watching over his flock. There is no doubt that almost every day he was getting satisfaction and confirmation that his efforts had made a tremendous difference in many people's lives and made his community a much better place. There is a special racquetball court waiting for him in God's Kingdom. Godspeed Frank.

Jeffery McFall

December 16, 2017

Rest In Peace!


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