OWENSBORO, Ky. — Franklin Fay Beller, 84, of Owensboro, went to see his Lord Jan. 8, 2022, surrounded by his family. Franklin Fay Beller was born Aug. 5, 1937, in Livermore to the late Lester Euwin and Augusta Atherton Beller and married Martha Chance Jennings Kennedy on Dec. 28, 2001.
He was a graduate of Livermore High School. He worked at Alcoa for 33 years. Prior to Alcoa, he was in the Kentucky Army National Guard. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War.
He was a Deacon Emeritus, sang in the choir, a greeter, and served community meals as a member of Third Baptist Church. He was a member of the Hadi Shriners. He was a master mason of the Yellow Banks Owensboro Lodge 130.
He was a member of Travelers Protective Association and was a Kentucky Colonel. Besides loving his church, he loved UK basketball, Kentucky Wesleyan Basketball, bowling, gardening, traveling and going to grandchildren’s events.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Presley Beller; a sister, Anne Strong; a sister, Helen Willis; and a grandson, Houston Beller.
Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Martha Chance Beller; three daughters, Pam Cox (Brad), of Owensboro; Janet Colston (Tracy), of Centertown, Kentucky; Ellen Ball (Lee), of Hartford, Kentucky; a son, Greg Beller of Owensboro; nine grandchildren, Crystal Langton (Brett), Brandon Wheeler, Dr. Bethany Snider (John), Zachary Cox, Louie Moffett, Dakota Ball, Raven Ball, Garrison Beller, and Lance McGuire; 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Jim Beller, of Calhoun, Kentucky, Lester Beller (Mary Lois), of Owensboro, and David Beller, of Chicago, Illinois; and a sister, Mary Underwood (Glenn), of Shepherdsville, Kentucky.
Masonic services will be held 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday with the funeral service to follow at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at James H. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation is from 9 a.m. until 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
The Frank Beller family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to: Third Baptist Church, 527 Allen Street, Owensboro, KY 42303; Hospice of Western Ky. 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro,KY 42301; or Hadi Shrine Temple, 6 Walnut Street, Evansville, IN 47708.