Frank M. Slemmons, 76, of Zanesfield, Ohio went home to be with the Lord, Friday, October 22, 2021 in OSU Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.
He was born March 6, 1945 in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Frank graduated from Logan Hills High School. He was a lifelong farmer and gifted mechanic.
Frank loved life, his family and many friends.
As a dedicated follower of Jesus Christ, Frank loved to read his Bible and serve others. He always made time to help a neighbor or anyone in need. He was generous with his time and talents. Often, he could be heard around the shop singing or whistling a hymn, or discussing his faith or beliefs with others, always ready to share a story or advice.
He loved building and could repair almost anything; a common statement locally, was "if Frank can't fix it, it can't be fixed."
Flying was his passion, he built two planes and purchased two. His delight was the Super STOL from Just Aircraft; which he and his wife Jeanie built together. He was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, and the Aircraft Owner and Pilot Association
Frank was also a lifelong member of the Union Chapel Community Church, and the American Family Association.
Frank is survived by his loving wife, Oria Jean "Jeanie" Slemmons; daughters, Michelle (Todd) Cook and Wynter (Tim) Saksa; sons, Aaron M. (Nikki) Slemmons, Nathan H. (Jessica) Slemmons, Caleb R. (Krista) Slemmons and Seth T. (Korie) Slemmons; his step-sons, Jonathan (Robin) Erskine and Michael (Amber) Vega; brother, John (Judy) Slemmons; sisters, Mary Ann (Brian) Longshore and Melody Sue (Randy) Longshore, as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed.
He is preceded in death by his parents Elza M. and Cora (Coe) Slemmons.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, October 28, 2021 in the FRESHWATER, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, OH.
Funeral service to celebrate Frank's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 29, 2021 in the Union Chapel Community Church, 9490 Co. Rd. 41, West Liberty, Ohio 43357 with Pastor Jeremy Sarver and Pastor David Hernandez officiating.
Burial will follow in Middleburg Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like contributions to be made to Union Chapel Community Church, 9490 Co. Rd. 41, West Liberty, Ohio 43357 or American Family Association, 107 Parkgate Drive
P.O. Drawer 2440, Tupelo, MS 38803.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
Catherine Loeloff - Oct 30, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the members of the Slemmons family. Frank was a great man who really did have time for anyone and did help everyone including our family. God bless and prayers.
Katie Miller (O’Neal) - Oct 29, 2021
I’m so sad to hear of Frank’s passing, he was such a blessing to me growing up. I remember him teaching Sunday school and being a great example of how a man of God is supposed to be. I remember staying at their house with Wynter and have great memories of Frank playing in the yard with us and had us race each other at birthday party. I always remember him singing and happy and always encouaging. He was and is a great man, will always love him and be praying for your family. I had to call off work yesterday because I got sick, still getting over it today (wanted to be with you all but don’t want to be the cause of anyone else getting sick) my thoughts and prayers are with you all 🥰Katie ONeal Miller
Michele Reeh - Oct 28, 2021
Dear Family, I will never forget the first time I met Frank. He had the most wonderful sweet smile. What I always loved about him was what a good father he was. And always willing to help when needed. I was very blessed to share some holidays with him as the head of the family saying the prayer before meals. I was in awe of him and will miss him so much.
Ann & Gerry Sweda - Oct 27, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. Frank was a good neighbor and he will be missed.
David and Pam Wilson - Oct 27, 2021
To Jeanie and Family, MY name is David Wilson. It is doubtful you know me but I have known Frank ever since he was five years old and I was six. The stories and memories that I have would fill a book. I wish to express my sincerest condolences in Frank's passing. He was one of a kind and he will truly be missed.
Richard and Carole Tynebor-Hunt - Oct 26, 2021
A dear cousin...his spirit, laughter, and love will be greatly missed...
Debbie Osbun - Oct 25, 2021
Hugs to you Michelle!!!! He will always be in your heart and with you but not seeing him is oh so difficult. Love, Debbie and Dave
Tim and Cindy Wiant - Oct 25, 2021
Tim and I are so very sorry to hear of Franks passing. It doesn’t seem possible. We always had high regard for Frank and how he would interact with our dads. I remember he told me once he was going to rent the house across the road when he lived in the big house. I asked “why” and he said, “so I can pick my own neighbors!” I thought then that seemed silly, but now think that was a pretty good idea. Anyway, again so sorry for your loss.
Cathy Foster Rug - Oct 25, 2021
My heart aches for your whole family, but I rejoice with Frank as he begins his REAL life. Blessings on you all!
Cindy Pallini - Oct 25, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
Delores Kay (Holycross) Strobel - Oct 25, 2021
Condolences to the family of my dear Cousin.
Sam Evans - Oct 25, 2021
My thoughts and prayers go out to Slemmons family during this difficult time of loss.
Mary O'Neal - Oct 25, 2021
Frank had Friday night prayer meeting at his home and our family was disciplesd by John Lindner, a minister from BelleCenter. Frank was our dear friend and neighbor who we have loved and fellowshipped with over many years. He loved the Lord with all of his heart and soul and loved every one. Frank finished his race and won his heavenly reward. I know George greeted him into heaven and both of them are discovering heaven together.
Chris and Diana Brown - Oct 25, 2021
We’re so very sorry for the family’s loss. Frank was a super human being with a generous soul and left his mark forever on anyone who was fortunate enough to know him.
Adam Conley - Oct 25, 2021
Deepest sympathies from my family. Frank was an amazing man and I’m a better person for knowing him. He gave us some great children to carry on his legacy. Thinking of you all!