TUSCALOOSA | W. Franklin Wyres, age 85, of Tuscaloosa, died April 27, 2014, at Hospice of West Alabama. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Memory Chapel with Jeremy Burrage officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Gardens with Memory Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be Thursday one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Lonnie Bell Wyres; daughter, Charlene Burrage; sister, Ruby Colburn; and brothers, Willie, Richard and Parson Wyres.
Survivors include his wife, Margene Wyres; daughters, Shelia Spencer (Joe) and Sharon McKissick (John); brothers, Tommy Wires and Bobby Wyres; grandchildren, Kellie Spencer, Shane Spencer (Jennifer), Cynthia Hand (Brian), Jeremy Burrage (Jenny), Cody Summerlin, Camille Gibson (Scott) and Carrie Williams (Lee); and great-grandchildren, Cade, Jillian, Emery, John Colton, Hannah, Clark, Carpenter, Emerson, Savannah, and Saylor Rose.
Frank was a loving man who never met a stranger. He was a faithful member of Temple Baptist Church for 50 plus years where he served diligently as a Deacon. At church, he was dearly loved and was affectionately known as the "Candy Man" as he was always giving away candy on Sundays. He had a servant's heart, always willing to help anyone in need. He will be greatly missed but we are thankful for his strong faith in Jesus and look forward to being reunited with him in heaven.
Pallbearers will be John McKissick, Joe Spencer, Clark Burrage, Shane Spencer, Cody Summerlin, Brian Hand, and Jeff Graham.
Honorary pallbearers are members of Temple Baptist Church.
Condolences may be offered at www.memorychapelfuneralhome.com.