In memory of
Franklin Frank Wilson Stephens
STEPHENS Franklin Frank Wilson Stephens, age 85, of Atlantic Beach, FL passed away Friday, October 14, 2016 at 1:30 PM after several weeks of illness. He was preceded in death by his wife Geraldine Gerri Elizabeth Finn. He is survived by a brother, a step-son and two step-grandchildren. He was born May 9, 1931 in Perry, FL. He attended Taylor County High School in Perry, FL where he was active in high school sports and received the high school Science Award upon graduation in 1949. He then worked for various local businesses in Perry before attending Florida State University for one year before being drafted by the U.S. Army and was stationed in Yokohoma, Japan for two years as a cryptologist. After returning home, he entered the University of Florida and later graduated in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science in Business. He received an Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Army Reserve in 1962. He worked as a stockbroker, first in Panama City, FL and then in Jacksonville, FL. He retired from Dean Witter Reynolds as an Account Executive in 1995. He was married in Folkston, GA on September 6, 1965. He resided in Atlantic Beach, FL for 51 years. He was a member of the Silva Marina Country Club where he faithfully played tennis until 2015. Funeral Services will be held at Graveside-Pineview Memorial Cemetery in Perry, FL on Friday October 21, 2016 at 12 p.m. Family will receive friends prior to the service starting at 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home. You may sign the online guestbook at: www.joepburnsfuneralhomes.com
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