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Franklin D. Davidson 1933 - 2013

Franklin D. Davidson

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June 17, 2014
My sweetheart how I miss you I found that picture of you you never showed me. The one when you were 17 and had quit high school to join the Marine Corp! What a hunk you were!! I have it framed upon the fireplace now. Frankie I feel your presence, your always with me....the love of my life , things not always perfect but I always knew God put his thumb on you for me,,,,ever since he hearde pray when I was 13 in a dark closet....he chose you you didn't stand chance!! Daddy it's been over a year since God scooped you up and took you home so you'd have no pain. I was so happy for you, but still miss you so much. My eyes water without my permission . The hard thing is I have to be so brave and carry on. You always took care of me. I get by , by sensing your presence and feeling your love for me...gosh, I was a dumb little thing but you always held me up high....ah, I love you...sweet Frankie, of mine...one day I'll. be with you again but you may have to pull me through...hold my hand Frankie , tight ...love polly
June 16, 2014
Long, long time family Friends, Dee and John Johnson with their grandkids.
April 25, 2014
I met Frank in 1985, shortly after he & I both moved to The Woodlands. I came to be the new pastor of the Nazarene Church trying to get started in The Woodlands, and he had just moved from Arizona to work at Pennzoil.

I lived in The Woodlands for 8 years, and if I was to look back to figure out who my best friend was, it would have to be Frank. He was my treasurer, my sound man, and my sounding board.

Whenever I was lost, hurt or uncertain, he was there, mostly to listen, always to encourage. He could have been old enough to be my father, but I never felt that way around him.

I tried on 2-3 occasions after I moved from The Woodlands to tell him how much I loved and appreciated his friendship, but I'm not sure he ever understood.

I always thought Frank & Polly were the perfect match. Polly, so funny, running everywhere to do everything. Frank, solid as a rock, smiling, doing what needed to be done.

Thank you Frank for being my friend, for touching my life, for making me a better man.
April 24, 2014
How long now?
Over a year isn't it
Are you safe?

I wish I could say it ain't so
but it is.

We all miss you
Mom is doing well.
May 12, 2013
One of my first memories of Frankie was when I was dating Keenie and I came over to their house on Arroyo Chico in Tucson. Frankie was sitting in a big chair in the living room, and Polly was snuggled on his lap. They were both smiling, obviously in love and comfortable with each other. I love that memory because it illustrates not only Frankie's constant love and support for Polly and all of his large family, but also his playful nature, which wasn't always right up front but which you knew was in there, ready to sparkle out at the right moment.

My father in law has always abided in a special part of my mind and heart. He was there when he was living, and is still there now that he is gone. This is a place of constancy, love, wisdom, and support. He welcomed me into the family even though I was not of his faith, held my babies when they were little and nudged them gently when they needed it as they grew. He was as near as a phone call when Keenie needed help with something he was trying to fix, and when we all got together, he managed to be completely present without hardly opening his mouth. Until, that is, something riled him up or captured his passion. We all know how he could wax poetic at those times, and when Frankie got on a roll like that, we all listened because we knew it was worth hearing.

He is the model of a Christian man to me, steadily faithful, forgiving, loving, a man who lived his faith every day all day.

Of course one of the best things he and Polly did, in my opinion, was produce their son Paul Keiner, who became my husband 30 years ago. While Keenie and his father are different in many ways, they are alike in the essentials of crisp intelligence, deep and constant love for their families, strongly held values, and that precious dash of playfulness.

Farewell, Frankie. Thank you for all you have given to all of us. We will miss you, and we will continue to learn from the example you so wonderfully set.
May 08, 2013
Dearest Frankie, I was so dumb to let the precious moments slip away that I could have spent with you. So busy with just junk...if I had it to do over, I'd take you on wonderful picnics, I'd bake you more cakes a diabetic could eat, I'd rub your back, I'd fluff your pillows, I'd take you to see your grandbabies and not worry if we were in the way, I'd just say here we are....where's the kids!

Sweet Frankie, how generous you were. I remember when you finally got a new car, that lil' Red Chevette with the heavy diesel engine.(Years later the engine just fell out on the driveway). When it was new, you gave it to Amy to Drive to Bartlesville College so she would be safe.....and of course I helped by going to fill the gas tank before Amy left...oops wrong gas...I pumped it full with regular gas, I remember hiding behind the kitchen curtain and praying while you siphoned off a whole tank of gas....in Tucson August heat...and you never said a word to me. Please, God wrap him in your arms, especially for this.

How I love you, I really didn't know how much, until now! Kisses and hugs forever, Polly
May 05, 2013
Dear Polly,
We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family for your loss. It has been so many years since we have been in contact with you but we still remember the good times we shared with you and Frank while in graduate school together. Especially enjoyed the folk music sings we had with our mutual friends, Dee and John, who have occasional sent news about you all. All the beautiful tributes are testimony to the wonderful life you shared with Frank and we hope that those many happy memories will sustain you during this time of grief.
Love, Dick and Loraine Yeatts
May 05, 2013
my grandpa frankie was the best grandpa you could ask for, he was always there when you needed something or someone, and always made you feel better just by a simple smile. He has made a big impact in my life and many others. he taught me many things that i will awlays keep in my mind and never forget, just like him.
May 01, 2013
I miss you deeply Grandpa and am so thankful for the time we had. I'm gonna miss not being able to sit next to you and munch on almonds or other nuts you had stashed away, or convincing you to let me be your teammate at trivial pursuit, looking over and seeing you sleeping with a great-grandbaby on your chest, and listening to stories of your life. One of my favorite verses reminds me so much of you, 1 John 3:18, "Dear Children let us not love with words or tongue but in actions and in truth." You weren't a man of words but rather an example of Christ's love to those around you. I can't wait for my boys to experience more of the farm where you grew up and for them to learn more of your character and the wonderful legacy you left. We love you so much and can't wait to see you again in Heaven!
April 29, 2013
Franklin was one of the most gracious men I have ever known in my life. He loved the Lord and lived his life thru him and it showed. He was always a kind friend and wonderful to all who knew him. He is now no longer suffering and is with his Lord and Savior. Prayers to his entire family knowing he will be truely missed.
All our love to you all, Gene and Nadine Ennes Perry

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