Frank Foley, 82, El Dorado Springs, passed April 26, 2023. Frank was born on Aug. 12, 1940 to C.F. and Nina Foley in Humansville. Frank started his career working at a fill station in Dederick, working as a Jack of all Trades until he began his driving career. He drove for several employers including E.E. Schmidt and Ed Friar under Mobil Gas which later became Kerr McGee, Amoco Oil and finally MFA until retirement. Known by farmers and gas station owners far and wide, he enjoyed driving the country roads and the conversations to be had during deliveries.
Married May 27, 1962, Frank and Mary moved to El Dorado Springs in 1981 with their children, Robert, 18 and Becky, 16. Mary was active in the First Baptist church and community while Frank drove truck, tinkered with autos, plowed gardens, and did other odd jobs and favors for neighbors around town. Frank was known for his extensive knowledge and kindness to everyone he crossed paths with; it was often said he could “start a conversation with anyone about anything.” Spending summers planting gardens and repairing autos with his grandchildren, Shaun and Jessica, he left a legacy of “do it right the first time” and “How’s the weather?” Frank is remembered as a loving husband to Mary and later in life, Cynthia, father of two, grandfather of two and great-grandfather of five.
Frank was predeceased by his parents, C.F. and Nina, and his wife Mary. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia; his children, Robert Foley and wife, Kathy, – El Dorado Springs, Becky Sloan and husband, Scott, – Dunnegan; grandchildren: Shaun Sloan and wife, Jennifer, – Dunnegan, Jessica Findlay and husband, Ryan, – Columbia; great-grandchildren: Akili, Max, Shyanne, Dallas and Wesley; brothers: Howard Foley – Humansville, and Loren Foley – Trenton; and sisters: Shirley Foley – Chillicothe, Linda Foley of Cameron and Virginia Whitworth – Nevada;
Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 4, with internment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.