Franklin L. Taft Sr., 93, Navy veteran

Retired U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Franklin L. Taft Sr., 93, of Virginia Beach, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019.

Born in Belmont, Kansas, he was the son of the late Guy and Leola Taft. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Shirley Ann Taft; two of their sons, Franklin L. Taft Jr. and Robert E. Taft; and  granddaughter, Betsy.

Left to cherish his memory are seven children, Thomas J. Taft. and his wife, Tricia, William A. Taft, Susan Taft Norfleet, and her husband, Bob, Geoffrey S. Taft, and his wife, Lena, David R. Taft, and his wife, Cindy, of Kentucky, Lori Taft Stiles, and her husband, Donnie, and Michael S. Taft, and his wife, Beth; 28 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and many extended family members.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel. Private interment will follow in Princess Anne Memorial Park.

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