SUNBURY — Franklin P. “Frank” Kingston, a former resident of North Third Street, and more recently of Bloomsburg, passed away Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, at the Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital.
He was born Dec. 2, 1940, in Bloomsburg, a son of the late John Franklin and Nellie (Brown) Kingston. On June 28, 1975, he married the former Linda M. Treas who survives.
Frank attended Sunbury High School. He joined the Army in February 1958, served two tours of duty in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in December 1966.
Starting with his military service, Mr. Kingston was a truck driver and gained employment with Central Builders, Sunbury. Milton Steel and retired from Furman Foods after 25 years of service.
Frank was a member of the American Legion Post 201 of Sunbury. He was an avid NASCAR fan who followed Bill Elliott and was a big fan of WWF wrestling. He enjoyed playing poker with family and friends as well as recounting military stories. His greatest joy, however, came from spending time with his grandchildren.
For those who dared to ask “how are you Frank?” his reply was always, “Mean, rotten and miserable.”
In addition to his wife, Frank is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Ryan P. and Debbie Kingston, of Ellettsville, Ind.; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Susan L. Chase, of Ocala, Fla., Kimberly A. Hunter, of Sunbury, Angela M. and Douglas Ray, of Northumberland, and Stefanie M. and Ryan McDonald, of Sunbury; 10 grandchildren, Scott, Aaron, Garrett, Olivia, Brooke, Ashley, Brandon, Zachary, Zaven and Ryley; one brother, John H. Kingston, of Nanticoke; one sister, Peni Marie Walters, of Lewisburg; many nieces and nephews, and his very special Lhasa Apso, Bubbles.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Robert “Bob” Kingston.
Friends and family may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King St., Northumberland, where the funeral service will follow at 11 a.m.
Burial with military honors accorded by the American Legion Post 201 will follow in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.
Contributions in Frank’s memory may be made to the SPCA, 2801 Bloom Road, Danville, PA 17821.
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