Willie Frank Golden

September 22, 1951 ~ January 21, 2018 (age 66)


SEPTEMBER 22, 1951 ~ JANUARY 21, 2018 (AGE 66)

Willie Frank Golden, the second of four (4) children born to Mr. Robert ‘Bob’ & Mrs. Beatrice ‘B’ McTizic Golden on September 22, 1951 in Hardeman County, Tennessee.

His funeral service was held on Saturday January 27, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the Zion Temple Worship Center at Dixie funeral Home with Elder Wendell Sain in charge.  Burial was in the Bolivar Community Cemetery and Dixie Funeral Home was in charge of the professional service.

 As a youth, Frank accepted Jesus as Lord of his life, was baptized and became a member of Zion Temple #1 Church of God in Christ in Bolivar, Tennessee. Frank graduated from Bolivar Central High School in May, 1972. He later joined the U. S. Army and was honorably discharged. February, 1981, he enrolled in Whiteville Vocational School, now known as TN College of Applied Technology, and was awarded a certificate for General Building Trade which includes; Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC and Refrigeration Technology. Frank was also certified in Plumbing and Gas/Tungsten Metal Arc Welder. Frank was employed at Harman Automotive while furthering his knowledge at W.V.T.S. When Harman closed in 1998, he had been there for 27 years. After the plant closed, Frank began using the skills he had acquired at Whiteville Vo-Tech which catapult him into entrepreneurship. Frank’s winning personality was a great asset for his business, being self-employed. God had endowed him with the ‘Gift of Helps’, this gift puts the needs of others before self. From childhood he was always doing whatever he could to help someone. This gift sometimes causes one to be misused, but Frank never stopped caring and helping. Frank met a young lady who changed his life, and on July 7th, 1984, he exchanged marital vows with, Ms. Helen Faye Mckinnie, and he kept his vow. This union produced a son, Ra’shad Golden.

Frank leaves to cherish his memories a loving and devoted wife, Mrs. Helen Faye Golden, two daughters, Claudette (Paul) Gallaspy,
Huntsville, Alabama, Marla Thomas, Jackson, Tennessee, and one son, Ra’shad Golden, of Bolivar, Tennessee; one devoted sister, Bobbie Lue Mckinnie, of Bolivar, Tennessee; two brothers: Melvin Golden and Calvin (Gert) Golden, both of Bolivar, Tennessee; seven grandchildren: Sydney, Malik, Malachi, Marlon, Micah, Kimaya, and Katy; a cousin: Loston ‘Bud’ Griffin Jr, who was like a dear brother to him; four aunts: Mrs. Elizabeth Simpson, Mrs. Naomi Griffin, Mrs. Ruth Webb, and Mrs. Tommie Jean (Bobby) Woods; four sisters-in-law: Mrs. Gertdine Hussey, Mrs. Doris (Jackie) Littleton, all of Bolivar, Tennessee, Ms. Sandra Manley of Jackson, Tennessee, and Ms. Bettie Wilkes of Memphis, Tennessee; three brothers-in-law: Charles (Bessie) Mckinnie, of Southaven, Mississippi, Johnnie Geno (Holly) Yancey of Collierville, Tennessee, and Elliott Wilkes of Memphis, Tennessee, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, special friends and acquaintances. Frank was loved by many and will be dearly missed!

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