Lawrence Franklin Frame, age 92, of Cameron, NC, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital. Born in Springhill, West Virginia he was the son of the late Arthur Frame and Edith Adkins Frame of Winchester, Virginia. In addition to his parents, Lawrence was preceded in death by daughter, Kathy Frame; brother, Ira Frame of Illinois; sisters, Virginia Frame of West Virginia, Ruth Sharp of Virginia, Alice Patrick of Florida and Macel Robinson of Virginia.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 65 years, Lorraine Lee Frame; daughters, Lea (Perry) Whitman of Wilmington, NC and Pam (JR) Porter of Cameron, NC; granddaughter, Melissa Lyles of Wilmington, NC; grandson, Chris Frame of Cameron, NC; great-grandchildren Truman and Lea Lyles; brothers, Grafton Lee Frame of Illinois and Charles Frame of Virginia; sisters, Grace Lewis, Dorothy Huffman, Mary Sinkoski, and Betty Jo Frame all of Virginia.
Lawrence was a lifelong military man. He entered the Army in 1947, at age 16 (being less than truthful about his real age). He served his country for 24 years; in 1952 he was stationed in Newfoundland, where he met his wife, Lorraine. He served in the Signal Core, and from his duty station in Germany traveled to South Vietnam in 1966; he worked in Dalat on top of a mountain in South Vietnam. When he was stationed in Fort Bragg in 1968, he “pulled some brass strings” to help his baby brother who was up for a tour in Vietnam in infantry. He volunteered to return to Vietnam to keep his brother from being in harm’s way. Being from a family of 12 children, he learned early on the importance of family. After Vietnam, he was stationed in Georgia and retired from the Army there in 1970. After retiring he moved to Sanford, North Carolina where he spent his remaining days. After retiring from the Army, he worked at Cornell-Dubilier in Sanford for seven years before retiring for good. He loved all animals, his ducks, his feathered legged chickens and especially his dogs, who followed him everywhere, and rode with him on his golf cart around his property. He spent time in his gazebo listening to music and painting. He was a gentle, sentimental man who was loved by all that were fortunate enough to know him.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 PM with Pastor Joe Keen officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation for the RISE program which provides adaptive smart homes for severely wounded heroes.
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