J. Poitras Jr.
Francis (Frank) J. Poitras Jr. passed away Tuesday, February 18, in Titusville, Florida, at the age of 82. Frank was born March 24, 1931 in Winter Haven Florida. A veteran of the US Navy, Frank came to Brevard County in 1958 where he worked on the Polaris, Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and finally the Space Shuttle program until his retirement in 1989. Frank was a 54 year member and former Exalted Ruler of the Cocoa Elks Lodge.
Frank was predeceased by his first wife Margaret Williams of Dundee, Florida, second wife Nancy Thomas of Silver Springs, Florida, and son Francis (Buddy) J. Poitras III of Cocoa, Florida. He is survived by his daughter Brenda Poitras Trahan of Titusville, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Frank was an avid NASCAR Fan and a proud member of the Gator Nation.
A Remembrance of his Life will be held from 4:00 to 6:00pm, Thursday, February 27, at North Brevard Funeral Home, 1450 Norwood Avenue, Titusville, Florida. Please sign Frank's guestbook at www.northbrevardfuneralhome.com.
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Feb. 23, 2014