June 1951 (Frankie at age 14)
This was always my favorite picture of me and Dad together at Dylan's wedding. Dad -- if you're listening, I love you. And miss you. Your son,
Love you always, grandpa. Lizzy
Our sympathy to the Thompson family. Frankie, may you rest in peace.
April 1982 (Frank with James)
We'd always give Frankie a hard time for his multi-colored glasses. But nothing beat the red pair!
Alright dad -- it wouldn't feel like family if I didn't give you a hard time in at least one photograph. So without further adieu -- here's one of Frankie (unwittingly) starring in the Beverly Hillbillies reboot.
Frank at Dylan's graduation in 2012
I couldn't have asked for a better father. Throughout my life, you were always the rock I could turn to for advice, wisdom, and a laugh!
I'll love you always.
Rest in Peace. Your loving son,
I'm so so glad you had a chance to get to know baby Elizabeth before your passing, Frank. She loved you dearly, as did we all. With love,
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
You were a fighter until the end, pop.
April 1944 (Frankie at 7)
Miss you, Uncle Frank. Rest in Peace,
Cuddle time with Baby Lizzy
So sorry for your loss. Frank was an amazing man. - Connie and the Hoffs
Frankie -- You were the guy, all those years back, that got me into music. Jamming with you was one of the great pleasures of my youth. Hope you are still jamming with that great rock band in the sky.
Frankie -- growing up with you was one of the great pleasures of my life. I know you've found peace. Much love,
Frankie on the drums
Through thick and thin, ups and downs, I couldn't have asked for a better person to raise a family with. I miss you every day.
With all my love,
No one could tell a story like Frank. We'll miss him down at the Lions Club. Rest in Peace.
- Jim and the rest of the guys
Frank July 1983
No one could command a room like you when you had something to say. We'll miss you. Love always,
Loved to have fun
Every niece's favorite uncle
Nice doesn't even begin to describe it
Knew how to make a great steak
Uncle Frank -- you always pushed me to go after my dreams, no matter how hare-brained. You were truly the uber cool, never unkind, clever, fun loving, favorite, free spirit, raucous, awesome, amazingly nice, guy who made the best steak I've ever had. Miss you to pieces,
Purr purr -- rest in peace -- purr.
Your loving (and always attentive!) cat,