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Johnson Funeral Home - Richlands

210 Hargett St, Richlands, NC

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Francis Trunck

November 13, 1958April 27, 2020

Francis Trunck was born on November 13, 1958 and passed away on April 27, 2020 and is under the care of Johnson Funeral Home.

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Katie Black

June 3, 2020

I am deeply saddened to hear this news. Frank was the Construction Manager for a project of mine in North Carolina. He did an outstanding job for us and was a pleasure to work with. He was the kind of person who just got the job done, was a straight talker, had a great attitude, and treated everyone with respect. I think of Frank often and looked forward to working with him again. My condolences to the family. Frank will truly be missed. He was a great man.

Maria Berry

May 5, 2020

We will miss you, Frank

John Berry

May 5, 2020

We will miss you, brother Frank, more as the days go by. We will miss you walking down that driveway. It is much too short a time, but they have been great that we will forever remember and cherish. We will continue to pray for you and your family. We love you.
Here's to you, Frank, cheers! Photo of you saying Cheers at New Year's Eve. Thank you for being a best friend, a brother, and for your service especially Beirut. We will continually go to the Beirut Memorial in October..... For you, brother.

Maria Berry

May 5, 2020

My name is Evelyn and I am speaking in behalf of myself and John. We are neighbors for the last seven years with Frank and Karen in NC. From the first time Frank came down the driveway, instantly we knew we were going to be great friends. Frank and Karen were looking for Molly, their dog, who decided to comfortably sit in our garage. That was the first time we saw Frank walking down on our driveway. John and Frank hit it off right away with Marine Corps stories and political views. We started hanging out on week-ends or even on a weekday after a hectic day at work. We had a ball on New Year’s Eve in a ballroom in Wallace and another New Year’s Eve singing karaoke in our garage. We celebrated POTUS election results. We had two Fourth of July parties that we combined with lots of cocktails, food and lights. Frank even went night swimming in our above ground pool one summer. Frank joined us in Win, Lose or Draw game… but he did not want to go by the game cards and just drew what he felt like. He was funny. One night, with his son Robert, he played the Cards Against Humanity Military Edition with a couple of our friends. We love Frank and Karen so much, we took them to a party with my co-workers from Ohio. Every year, our Christmas lights decoration outside gets brighter and brighter. We had a friendly competition of who has more lights on. Quite frankly, Frank and Karen won last year’s. The time I remember the most is when we evacuated for Hurricane Florence in September 2018, we ended up a block away from their hotel and once again, we were inseparable. Fun times, Frank. Frank loved his children and wife very much and his eyes light up when he talks about them. Frank was humorous, caring and brilliant. The two traits that we most admire about him is that Frank was also honest and spoke his mind. And what a great mind he had. He always made us laugh. We talked about good times and the bad. Frank was a great man.

Diana Pica

May 1, 2020

I was so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. We were neighbors for many years. His children played with my kids and we had such a great time watching our kids grow together. Frank was a hard working and dedicated family man. His children were always respectul and kind. His beautiful wife Karen became one of. my dearest friends. He will be missed especially by his loving children and dedicated wife.

Margaret Trunck

April 30, 2020

I'll never forget the first time I met Frank, my father in law. He called me into his home and said "our home is yours baby girl" . His solemn smile and watching his family be together would make my heart warm. I loved his tough shell because his heart was bigger then anyone I've known. I'm keeping strong for your Francis and Francis Jr dad but I love and miss you so damn much ❤.
Love your other daughter Margaret Trunck

Tony Hejl

April 30, 2020

Working with Franck all those years was truly an unforgettable pleasure. Your Marine stickers are still on everything at work and puts a smile on my face when ever I run across one. You will be missed by all. Rest peacefully my friend. My deepest condolences and prayers to all your family.🙏🏻
Semper Fi

Bill Linn

April 30, 2020

I ran a crane for Frank on many jobs I loved working with him “most of the time” he was the best in the business . After I retired I missed working with him. He was a stern man but very fair I think all the people that worked with him deep down enjoyed it . He was very organized and made life easy most times he would listen to options and if you had a better way he would listen and if he screwed up he would take it like a man. I think when he moved everybody missed him my condolences to the family. Friend forever Bill

John Koontz

April 29, 2020

Frank brought energy, organization and rigor to a chaotic, impossible environment. When I first met him in 2015 on a solar project in NC I made terrible assumptions about who he was based on initial encounter. No one has ever so quickly changed me. He became a friend, a mentor, and a calming influence. We work in a crazy environment that most of us aren’t trained for. I believe Frank found peace in the chaos his military background trained him for.

But more importantly, the reason Frank served in military and in solar, was his passion for people, even the ones he thought were wrong.

I miss him already. He appreciated team and chain of command. He unraveled chaos like a one man bomb squad. I think he shaved my head in an office trailer in Morgan’s Corner at 9 pm while I was on an way overtime conference call. Maybe he thought I could be a marine in some way, maybe I just asked him to help me, maybe I just wanted him to respect me as much as he respected his brothers.

No matter, I have the utmost respect for Frank, and I grieve for his family and friends. Know that, as someone who worked with Frank, he was moving, funny, happy serving, and is an example I hope to live up to.

Peace Frank. Rest. You’ve earned it in the only way you knew how, a big way.

Kim Masturzo

April 29, 2020

We are so very sorry for your loss. Your family has been very dear to ours for many years and Francis will be greatly missed!! You all will be in our prayers always! May God bring you peace at this time and always. You are greatly loved!! Love and prayers , Kim and Family

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