Francis Fran Edward Hymon

March 27, 1948July 6, 2014
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Francis "Fran" Edward Hymon, 66, was called home on July 6, 2014 surrounded by his loving family after a long and hard fought battle with cancer. He was born on March 27, 1948 to Reverend Samuel and Pearl Hymon in Washington, D.C.

Fran was a 1966 graduate of Reading High School. At the age of 19, he bravely served our country during the Vietnam War.

He was a recipient of The Purple Heart and fought proudly for the 173rd infantry. Fran enjoyed traveling, music, but most of all, spending time with his family and friends. He was a welder for Dana Corporation for 17 years. He was a trustee of The American Legion, George Washington Carver Post #962.

He is survived by his loving wife, Karen; cherished children, Jason Whitlock of Amarillo, TX; and Shawn Cummings and her husband, James of York, PA; his stepchildren: Ariel Walker, Philadelphia, PA; Alura Walker, Philadelphia, PA; Kenneth Gilyard and his wife, Chanelle (Bishop), Chester Springs, PA; and Christopher Gilyard, Reading; his beloved grandchildren: Kiana Whitlock, Ashleigh Cummings and Sophie Cummings; his sisters: Geraldine Means of Reading, PA; Valerie Hymon of Bladensburg, MD; and Tiny Curbam of Baltimore, MD; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Fran was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Charles Hymon and Bobby Hymon; and his sister, Doris Sheriff.

Services will be Friday July 11, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. in Theo C. Auman Funeral Home, 247 Penn St., Reading. Burial to follow in Berks County Memorial Gardens. A viewing will be Friday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the funeral home. The repass will be at The American Legion Washington Carver Post, 237 N. 3rd St., Reading, PA 19601 after the burial.


  • Visitation Friday, July 11, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 11, 2014

Francis Fran Edward Hymon

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Jayvien Benn

August 1, 2014

Hi my name is jayvien benn i am fran hymons cousin and i just want to say i miss u so much uncle fran and i will never forget they day before you passed i was in the room saying goodbye and he told me in my ear " jayvien i love you so much and he gave me a hug and said bye" then i started to cry in his arm and he told me stop worrying it's ok im in gods hands now


July 27, 2014

My Uncle Fran! I learned how to ride a bike for the first time on my Uncle Fran's bike! I wanted to be in shape just like him! That is how i felt that day! see you on the better side, and please tell my father that he was loved by his children!

G Jean Prentice-Harris

July 15, 2014

To the family..know that, Francis is Resting in peace.

Donnamaria Olivieri

July 12, 2014

My thoughts & Prayers to the Hymon family, so very sorry to hear about Fran,May God give all of you much peace, & much comfort and love during this very sad,sad time, he was a great guy, gone way too soon

Darlene Marquardt

July 12, 2014

Karen & family, the service for Fran was truly special ,he was loved by a lot of special friends and family.I an so glad you had him ,and how he took such good care of you and your children you shared.God bless Frans soul ....and you Karen and your beautifull grown children.I will never forget the beautiful service and I am so glad I was there.......I love you my sister.......,Darlene.

George Weaver

July 11, 2014

I am always saddened when a teammate and classmate passes on, especially one who has lived such an examplary life.
My condolences to the family. May Fran rest in peace.

Jean Jones

July 11, 2014

Jason & family very sorry to hear of his
passing, Fran was truly one of the good
guys, God bless you all!!

Elizabeth & Stacy Scott

July 11, 2014

Karen and Family,

We are all so sorry for your loss. Words just seem like not enough to convey our grief for you. We want to let you and the family know that we are thinking of you and praying for you. Stay strong.

May you rest in peace Fran.
Beth & Stacy

Sonia Anderson

July 10, 2014

My sister Karen and Family I am sorry for your loss. It is at times like this I am sorry the distance seperates us. But please know you are on my mind and always in my prayers.
Take care and may you find the strength & peace you need during this difficult time.
Sonia, Floyd and Alexis

Debby Simmons

July 10, 2014

May you rest in peace Fran....You were one of the good guy....I have very fond memories of Fran he was always a gentleman. My condolences to his family.