Hon, Franklin James, 70, Maj. US Army retired, passed away at home on January 23, 2018, after an eighteen month valiant battle with Cancer. After retiring from the Army, Frank retired from the Florida Department of Probation and Parole. He was a VietNam veteran who proudly served his country for 22 years. Frank is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years, Dorothy (Dotty) Hon, his mother, Effie June Hon; sisters, Nancy (Jack) Peeso, Chris Hon, and Deborah McIntyre; brothers, Joab (Linda) Irwin and Ricky Hon. He also leaves behind his daughter, Stephanie Hester; step-daughters, Danna (Carey) Moorhead and Dellrie (Joe) Humphrey and step grandchildren, Glenn Cameron and Cassie Moorhead.
Frank was born in Rockford, IL and resided in Valrico, FL. His interment will be at Sarasota National Cemetery at a date to be announced. Heartfelt thanks go out to Frank’s sister, Nancy and step-daughter, Dellrie who lovingly helped his wife and Hospice care for him in his last days. Also, thanks to family and friends who supported us during his final days.
He was predeceased by his father, Frank Joseph Hon.
My darling husband. I miss you every second of every day. How lucky we were to have shared so many wonderful years. Soon you will be laid to rest in the Sarasota National Cemetery. Just holding off until Nancy can make it back down here. She loved you so much and was such a comfort to me the last few days.
My fondest memory of Frank was him hanging out with us girls in Colorado showing us the sights. He was such a trooper for putting up with crazy teenagers . My heart breaks for this family, I love you all so much .
I remember coming to the house to spend time with both of you and hearing stories of the old days from both of you. Uncle frank was a great man. He will be missed. I love you aunt Dottie
Frank was the strong silent type, dignified and true. His smile and personality will be missed by all that knew him. I was probably one of the few people who could sit in room with him and not feel at all uncomfortable about not saying a word for a long period of time [he may have appreciated it].
Frank was my step father a man that I respected and loved. He was a good husband and I know that he loved my mother fully. He was intelligent, patient , fair & quiet. Strong beyond words. Frank was always a gentle man. He had a good sense of humor. I will remember him mostly for his calm beautiful presence and kind eyes.
My dad was an extremely noble, honorable man. I feel so blessed to have had him be a part of my life. He taught me so much over the years. He was a quiet man with great wisdom. He never excepted excuses and he never gave excuses. He loved his family, his country and his service and he always put those before himself.
He will live forever in my heart and memories.
To Frank: Your guidance will forever guide me to be the daughter you will always be proud of.
Rest in Peace. I love you!!!
You will forever be in our hearts. We loved you so much.
Dotty and family, prayers for strength and love always.
Mom Hon and Peeso’s
Frank was a great neighbor and was always willing to help you with anything. I completed many projects with his assistance. He is greatly missed.
Joe and Joyce Tomecko
To Dottie and family,
My condolences to you and your family for your great loss. Anita Young your neighbor.
Dottie, Willie and I always enjoyed running into you and Frank at Campbell’s Dairy Isle, Cherry’s, and Cracker Barrell. We loved catching up on the news about the kids and everything going on. We missed seeing you on Tuesday nights. Even though we didn’t share a meal on those nights, we looked forward to meeting up with you and Frank and chatting. Mostly you and I talked because Willie and Frank couldn’t get a word in edgewise. You and your girls are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Vickie and Willie Farmer
Papa Frank was a great man. I have countless positive memories of him and not a single negative one. I remember back when I was in college I didn’t have a vehicle to get around in. Papa Frank and Mema generously purchased me a motor scooter to hop around campus on. That scooter was such a lifesaver for me. I could save almost an hour getting to class each morning.
Whenever he would visit we would do interesting things. I recall us visiting a traveling museum with King Tutankhamun. It was a really cool, mind expanding visit. I could go on for days with memories like these. I was lucky to have him in my life and will miss him dearly.
Papa Frank will be well missed. He had such kind eyes and a laugh that was contagious. It was one of those laughs that felt so genuine and you couldn’t help but laugh too. I loved making him laugh. His laughs always made me feel like the funniest person alive. He was incredibly generous and sweet. I will always think of him whenever I visit Disney World or pass an Olive Garden. He was one of the few really good people out there, that there is nothing bad to say about.