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Franklin Duane Price

Franklin Duane Price

Franklin Duane Price, 71, of Sapelo Island, Georgia, passed away on September 29, 2021, in Savannah Georgia. Frank was born in Morrison, Illinois to Mary and Robert Donald Price on Oct 21, 1949.

Frank was a Vietnam veteran, who served in the US Army. Time in the military had a profound effect on him and impacted the rest of his life; he understood the sacrifices made by all vets and held an interest and compassion for his fellow vets. He was very patriotic, had a high regard for tolerance of differences, a great dry sense of humor and a lot of common sense about how people could get along.

Frank was always a great storyteller. Over the years, he shared many memories about his time in Vietnam, about absurdities we see in the news, and escapades when he was young. He was actively interested in world events and at his core was a really good person.

Frank married Barbara Langham in May of 1983; the ceremony was held in the Langham Gardens. Beckham is his son with his first wife, Michelle. It was evident that he was extremely proud of his son, Beckham.

Frank loved boats. After attending boat-building school in Maine, he and Barbara moved to Saranac Lake, N.Y., where he built high-end wooden lake boats. Their next move was to Hilton Head Island, S.C., where he was employed building exclusive fishing boats. His love of boats continued when he earned his US Coast Guard Captain’s 100-ton Masters License. He served as the Ferry Captain for Daufuskie Island, then Sapelo Island, where he was also instrumental in the design and delivery of the Motor Vessel Katie Underwood. In addition, Frank’s favorite passtime was blacksmithing.

Frank is preceded in death by his parents, and survived by his spouse, Barbara; son, Beckham; and brothers, Donald, Robert, and Richard.

(Family-placed obituary)

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