Franklin E. “Frank” Avise Jr., 64, of Augusta, IL died at 4:55 pm Wednesday March 25, 2020 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.
Frank was a graduate of Southeastern High School in Augusta. He owned and operated Avise Truck Repair in Augusta since 1989. He was active and served as chief of the Augusta Fire Department for many years and was instrumental in organizing the First Responders team in Augusta. He was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife, Cyndia, a daughter: Tamie Jo (Craig) Clanin of Bowling Green, MO, 3 grandchildren; Cody Franklin Paul of Bowling Green, MO, Tiana Noelle Paul of Macomb, IL and Joseph Wayne Paul of Danville, IL, a brother; Kevin (Marcia) Avise of Bowen, IL, 2 sisters; Sheila (David) Gross of Ozark, MO, Pat Avise of Augusta, IL and Micheal (Amber) Thompson whom Frank thought of as a son and their children, Keith and Abby and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, William Cole Paul.
Private graveside services will be held Sunday March 29, 2020 at Woodlawn cemetery in Augusta, IL by Pastor Chris Cook. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Blessing Cancer Center or Hugs of Hancock County and may be sent to the family or to the funeral home. The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Raymond Smith and his staff for their compassionate care.
The Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta, IL is handling arrangements.
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