Francis "Frank" Albert Plaunty, 73, of De Leon, Texas, passed away Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at his home. He was born July 13, 1941, in Cripple Creek, Colo., to Orville Benson Plaunty and Frances Alberta Meyer Plaunty. Frank married Helen May Stone July 23, 1961.
Frank and Helen moved to the De Leon, Texas, area in 2000. He retired in 1980 from the United States Navy as a master chief petty officer after 22 years of dedicated service to our country. Later, Frank also retired from Southern California Edison Power Plant as a maintenance supervisor. The couple lived in Kingman for several years.
He was a member of the Armstrong Masonic Lodge No. 445. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time outdoors. He loved working cattle on his ranch and working on farm equipment.
Frank was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be missed beyond measure by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Helen May Stone Plaunty; son, William Plaunty and wife, Baylor; daughter, Caroline Pettigrew; grandsons, Michael Pettigrew and Matthew Pettigrew; granddaughter, Ella Plaunty; numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family. Frank was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Leroy Plaunty; parents, Orville and Frances Plaunty; brother, Jack Plaunty; and sister, Ella May Ellis.
Graveside funeral services, with military honors and Masonic rites, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in Oliver Springs Cemetery with Brother Jimmy Holleman officiating. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Nowlin Anders Funeral Home in De Leon.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Texas Scottish Rite Children's Hospital at 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, Texas, 75219, in memory of Frank. Condolences may be offered online at www.nowlinandersfh.com.