Franklin Arthur Wolfe, 72, of Racine, passed away unexpectedly at 5:22 a.m. on Sunday, February 17, 2013, at his residence. Born May 30, 1940, in Pomeroy, he was the son of the late Raymond and Virginia Hall Wolfe. He retired from the Akzo Chemical Company, Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., with over 20 years of service. He served in the United States Army and was a former member of the Pomeroy Eagles Club.
He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Brinker Wolfe; a son, Eddie Wolfe of Racine; a daughter, Penny (Todd) Goode of Racine; seven grandchildren, Rebecca, Nichole, Stephanie, Kala, Kara, Ashley, and Eden; ten great-grandchildren, Isaac, Brandon, Chloe, James, Wyatt, Kaydden, Weston, Timothy, Hunter, and Ella. Sisters, Florence (Leland) Bumgarner of New Haven, W.Va., Maxine (Robert) Holliday of Syracuse, Allah (Doug Hensley) Lambert of Syracuse, Mary Kay (Robert) Edwards of Letart, W.Va., Carol Smith of Syracuse; a brother, Charles (Lois) Wolfe of Letart Falls; a sister-in-law, Claudia Wolfe of Chester; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Paul Wolfe.
Funeral services will be held at noon on Thursday, February 21, 2013, in the Cremeens Funeral Home, Racine. Chaplain Charles Mansfield will officiate. Interment will follow in Letart Falls Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Racine Post #602 American Legion and Tuppers Plains Post #9053, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.cremeensfuneralhomes.com.