He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict, he was a member of Rocky Hill Baptist Church, and Masonic Lodge #593.
In addition to his parents Franklin was preceded in death by, two sons, Eddie Ray Rimmer, and Randy Allen Rimmer, two brothers, Knox Rimmer, and Leo Rimmer, and two sisters, Nell Weaver, and Helen Adams.
Franklin is survived by his wife Mildred Jan Fox Rimmer, of the home, three sisters, Doris Overcash, of Stony Point, Margie Moore, of Statesville, and Willie Little, of Taylorsville, five grandchildren, Anthony Rimmer and wife Kristy, Seth Rimmer, Shane Rimmer, Zach Rimmer, & Stacy Mellin, and one great grandchild, Kiley Rimmer.
The Funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Rocky Hill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Henry Cook & Rev. Don McIntrye will officiate. Military Rites will be provided by Harmony American Legion, post 113. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Friday, at the church. Memorials may be made to Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Rd, Statesville, NC 28625 or Rocky Hill Baptist Church, 823 Mountain View Rd, Statesville, NC 28625.
Jan and family,
Please know you're in our thoughts and prayers. We have such fond memories of our days with the Singing Seniors, singing in your church, and visiting in your beautiful home. We cherish the years we spent with you and Frank and will always remember your beautiful voice. Frank reminded me of my dad who passed in 1999. We pray God will hold you in his loving arms during these difficult days.
Robert & Shelia Austin - Taylorsville, NC