James Frank Vanderpool

Born in Elmwood, TN on July 18, 1924

Departed on August 25, 2016 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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James Frank Vanderpool was called home on August 25, 2016, to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Frank was born on July 18, 1924 in Elmwood,TN, to Marshall and Clara Vanderpool. He lived a beautiful and glorious life for 92 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, stepmother (Daisy), and his wife of 56 years, Claudine. He had no brothers or sisters, except his four legged horses and dogs, but he was blessed with so, so many wonderful loving friends.
He was a member of First Baptist Church Hendersonville for more than 60 years, where he served as a deacon and greeter for many of those years. He was a retiree of E.I. Dupont where he worked in security for over 35 years. He was also a Mason, Shriner and a U.S Army, WWII veteran.
Frank loved people and he loved sharing his farm by inviting hundreds of children to hayrides and wiener roasts. He encouraged children to ride and pet his horses or just come by and visit. He loved his church and his farm, but most of all he loved the Lord.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at FBC Hendersonville, with Dr. Bruce Chesser officiating, on Saturday, August 27th at 2:00pm. Visitation will be held at Hendersonville Funeral Home on Friday, August 26th from 5PM – 8PM and again on Saturday, one hour prior to the service, at church. Interment will follow the service at Hendersonville Memory Gardens with Military Honors.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to First Baptist Church Hendersonville, Backpack Ministry, 106 Bluegrass Commons Blvd., Hendersonville, TN, 37075. This Ministry feeds over 500 children a week on weekends. This is a way to show Frank’s love for children.

3 Comments to James Frank Vanderpool

  1. Philip C. Wilson
    August 25, 2016 5:23 pm

    One of the kindest and most generous gentlemen I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. My life would not be the same had I not had the pleasure of knowing Frank Vanderpool. I worked for him. I learned horses and cows from him. I went to church with him. I saw him open his home, his farm and his heart to so many people in our community. He was like a father to many of who grew up here. He was a wonderful Christian man. I will miss you Frank Vanderpool!

  2. pfl
    August 29, 2016 1:01 pm

    My dear family. Sorry about your loss. When the enemy death strikes, the sting of death can be very painful, and can leave us with emotions that are hard to understand. Know that when you pour out your heart to God (Psalms 83:18) in prayer, He will give you His Peace that surpasses all understanding to guard your thinking and your heart. May the family stay together during this difficult times.

  3. Tammy Langford
    September 11, 2016 8:14 pm

    Mr. Frank was truly one the kindest neighbors we have ever had the privilege of knowing. You could tell he was a Christian by his love, his kindness, and his words. You will be missed here on earth but we will see you again in heaven! Our prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

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