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We're so sad to hear about Frankie's passing. I was trying to locate him so we could reconnect after many many years. Glen played for the Bulls during the early 80s and Frankie was a faithful fan and friend to us. We're coming to visit Durham this summer for the first time since we left baseball and were excited to see our old friend.......the Bulls game we are going to will definitely be missing a wonderful person in the stands. Our prayers are with Frankie's family and loved ones.


Posted by: Glen and Carol Bockhorn - Round Rock, TX - friend   Jul 02, 2014

I played for the Bulls in the early 80's and remember Frankie with great fondness. He even came to a team party to play the piano for us and it was a night we will never forget. So sorry to hear of his passing but my memories of him will always bring a smile to my face.


Posted by: Gary Reiter - durham, NC - friend   Jun 08, 2014

this is such a shock to me...i just now found out. years ago my husband and ronald (frankie's brother) played fastpitch. i kept score...along with frankie! if i missed something he could tell me whether the umpire called a ball or strike. as soon as a ball was hit he could tell me what direction it was hit...amazing! my prayers will be with the whole family during this trying time!! God bless you.
thelma medlin


Posted by: thelma medlin - garner, NC - friend   May 14, 2014

Frankie you will be missed. You kept us laughing and going on for the day in which that made the department happy. The memories of you will last in our hearts as we know you now are at peace with you Heavenly Father in Heaven. We know that the Durham Bulls will truly miss you also knowing that your spirit will still be thier for them and that the game will continue on as you watch them form above. He was a decicated employee at LC Industries for 40 plus years.


Posted by: LC Industries File Folder department - Durham, NC - Co-Workers   May 12, 2014

I shared so much with Frankie at the Durham Bulls--on Saturday he would come early so he could sit and talk with me. I will miss him so much. My prayers are with his family at this time.


Posted by: Darlene Clayton - Frient   May 12, 2014

Uncle Frank, I can not tell you how shocked and saddened I am to learn that Frankie has left us. It is too soon. He has been such a constant in my life. And such an amazement. His joy and fun in life. His independent living. And, most especially when I was young, his ability to know all of us by voice. Wow!

Your plate has been filled to over-flowing of late. I know you have all the strength you need

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Posted by: Brenda Chappell Russell - WASHINGTON, NC - niece   May 10, 2014

So sorry to hear about Frankie's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayer. He was a special person.


Posted by: Evelyn & Hilton Maye - Wake Forest, NC - Friends   May 10, 2014