William Frank Church, 97, of Statesville, N.C., passed away Friday, October 15, 2021, at Rosewood Assisted Living.
Frank was born September 16, 1924, in Iredell County and was the son of the late William Coite Church and Vagie Ellen Martin Church. He attended Iredell County Schools and on June 26, 1948, he married the late Martha Sue Johnson Church, who passed away June 21, 2015. He was a farmer, previously worked for G.L. Wilson Building Company and later retired from the Iredell County School System. He was a member of Mt. Sinai Evangelical Methodist Church. He loved baseball, especially the Atlanta Braves, gardening, cutting firewood, cracking pecans and his cows.
He is survived by five sons, Ed Church (Maria) of Indian Trail, Mac Church (Debbie) of Statesville, Donald Church (Taryn) of Texas, Forest Church (Cindy) and Ralph Church (Leslie), both of Statesville; one daughter, Doris E. Church of Statesville; six grandchildren, Allison Lee Cazire, Elizabeth Ann Church, Karen Mayhew, Amanda Street, Nicholas Church and Garrett Church; eight great grandchildren; one brother, Roy Church; two sisters, Antha Reid, Louann Jones; and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.
In addition to his wife and parents, Frank was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.
Graveside funeral services will be held 12 noon on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at Mt. Sinai Evangelical Methodist Church, 306 Fairmount Road, Statesville, NC 28625 with Rev. Dave Kimball and Rev. William Wease officiating. Mr. Church will lie in state from 11 a.m. to 12 noon in the church before the graveside service.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Rosewood Assisted Living and Dr. Carla Pence for their love and support.
Memorials may be made to Rosewood Assisted Living or Mt. Sinai Evangelical Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.troutmanfuneralhome.com.
Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.