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Franklin Sargent

August 18, 1934 — March 3, 2022

LASHMEET - Franklin R. Sargent of Lashmeet, WV, formerly of Bluewell, WV passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 3, 2022, while on vacation in Florida. He was born in McComas, WV on August 18, 1934, the son of the late Henry and Edith Barger Sargent. A graduate of Bramwell High School, Frank enlisted into the USAF and completed a distinguished 21-year career, retiring as a Master Sergeant as a recruiter in Bluefield in 1974. He later drove a school bus, retiring from the Mercer County Board of Education and worked for Norfolk & Western Railroad in Princeton. He was a member of the Bluewell Lion's Club for many years and a member of the Bluefield and Princeton Moose Clubs and the Princeton Elk's Club and a longtime member of the Freemasons. By all accounts, Frank was a man loved and respected by many, and will be fondly remembered by all those fortunate enough to have known him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Joy Reed Sargent, son Brian and brothers Hershel and John and sisters Barbara Parcell and Naomi Bowman. He is survived by his sister Elizabeth Davis, daughter Donna Watkins, son Greg and his wife Marta Sargent, grandson Randall and his wife Elizabeth Watkins, grandson Heath Watkins and granddaughter Robin Sargent. Great-grandchildren; Kane, Kaitlynn, Ethan, Logan, Kyla and Cierra Watkins and great-great-grandchildren Adlee and Bryer Winnell. Also, he is survived by his loving and devoted fiancé of 7 years, Edna Barlow of Bluewell, WV. Per Frank's request, there will be no funeral services or ceremony. Cravens-Shires Funeral Home is serving the Sargent family.
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