Frank Messer,Sr.

Born in Sevier County, TN, TN on January 16, 1927

Departed on August 30, 2016 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Frank Messer, Sr., age 89 of Hendersonville, TN, entered into eternal rest in his heavenly homeland on August 30, 2016.

Born in the Great Smoky Mountains of Sevier County, TN on January 16, 1927, Frank was one of eight children. Although, his family relocated and he grew up in Dandridge, TN. Sometime later, he moved to Benton County where he met, fell in love with, and later married his wife Mary Nell. Family was of utmost importance to Frank, and this priority was second only to God.

Frank loved the Lord Jesus and deepened that relationship with Him over the course of his life. He was a long-time member of the First Church of the Nazarene where he was a greeter in their hospitality ministry. His faith manifested itself ever-so brilliantly in the manner with which he’d greet everyone he encountered, he always had a huge smile and a big hug at the ready. Additionally, Frank regularly kept in touch with his nieces and nephews, and that was an act which never went unnoticed. We will miss “his servant’s heart” of constant support and encouragement which was such a blessing to our family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Nola Messer; brothers, Russ Messer, Andrew Messer, Bill “Willie” Messer; sister, Glada Hubbard, Maxie Messer; and son, Billy (Judy) Messer; and wife, Mary Nell Messer. Frank leaves behind his sons, James Albert Messer, Frank “Buddy” Messer Jr., Eddie (Sue) Messer, Robert (Glenda) Messer; daughters, Nellie (George) Austin, Linda (Bob) Cathey; brothers, Hoover Messer, Henry Messer; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank’s honor to The Gideon’s International.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 1 from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. and again on Friday, September 2 from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. A Celebration of Frank’s Life will follow visitation on Friday at 3:30 p.m. All will be held at Hendersonville Funeral Home, 353 E. Main Street, Hendersonville, TN 37075 hendersonvillefh.com 615-824-3855

7 Comments to Mr. Frank Messer,Sr.

  1. margaret brown
    August 31, 2016 7:19 pm

    Buddy I’m so sorry about the passing of your daddy, he was a good man, I don’t think there is any better than he was, I loved your Daddy as much as Carl did , now they are in heaven together, your daddy was very special

  2. Greta Messer Dean
    August 31, 2016 7:30 pm

    Love and prayers to all of you cousins and extended family! Uncle Frank was a special person and loved by oh so many!
    He was a sweet and kind man of God and served His Lord each and every day in many ways!! He will be missed
    by us all!! Love all of you!!

  3. Alexandra Pappas
    August 31, 2016 9:24 pm

    Buddy, so very sorry for the loss of your Dad. May his memory be eternal. May God give you and your family strength and comfort during this time. Love you! Sandra Pappas and Christopher

  4. bill rush
    September 1, 2016 8:27 am

    Our Family has lost a great Man-I am so Proud that i had the opportunity to know Uncle Frank. He will truly be missed by all who crossed paths with him. Thoughts and Prayers.

  5. Brenda Pope Ford
    September 1, 2016 9:46 am

    I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. May fond memories of your dad and the love of many friends and family be with you now. Prayers for you and your family.

  6. kristie bilbrey
    September 2, 2016 4:10 pm

    I am sorry to see that Mr Frank passed away I had the joy and honor of taking care of Mrs Messer at Golden Living Center many years ago …she was so wonderful and much joy and remember the day she passed away…..Mr Frank was always there for her ….sorry for your loss but they are together now with peace and love

  7. Henry, Emma and Tiffany Messer
    September 3, 2016 12:35 pm

    What joy you are having now up there in heaven! You will always be missed & Loved Dearly.

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