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Francis "Frank" Marion Wardlaw, Sr.

Francis Marion "Frank" Wardlaw, Sr., 89, of 310 Murrell St., Troy, SC, very beloved husband of Carrie Lorena Langford Wardlaw, died Sunday, September 2, 2012 at his home.

Born in Troy, February 23, 1923, he was the son of the late W.W. and Annie Bradley Wardlaw. After graduating from Greenwood High School, he proudly served in the US Navy during World War II, and was with the Task Force that captured the German U-boat #505. He worked as a clerk at Cox's Store; graduated from Piedmont Technical College in one of their first HVAC classes; worked with Devore-Andrews; and retired from Cullum Electric. Frank served as the Mayor of the Town of Troy for 39 years.

A lifelong member of the Troy Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, he served as a Deacon, Elder, Sunday school Treasurer, and was designated as an Elder Emeritus of the church.

In addition to his faithful wife of 60 years, Frank is survived by five children: Karen (Dan) Ford of Crawfordville, Georgia; Elizabeth Lewis of Panama City Beach, Florida; Susan (Bil) Heath of Greenwood, SC; Frank (Becky) Wardlaw, Jr. of Honea Path, SC; Mary Jo (Dane) Colbert of New Windsor, Maryland; and nine grandchildren whom he adored. He was preceded in death by his parents and eight brothers and sisters.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 PM Thursday Sept. 6, 2012 at the Troy Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church with Dr. Roy Beckham, Dr. Ray King, and Rev. John Paul Marr officiating. The family is at the home, 310 Murrell St., Troy, SC, and will receive friends in the church sanctuary immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Troy ARP Church, PO Box 115, Troy, SC or to the charity of one's choice.

Online condolences may be made to the Wardlaw family by visiting www.chandlerjacksonfh.com

The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the Wardlaw family.
Index code 6074


Troy ARP Church
116 Greenwood St
Troy, SC  29848
Thursday Sept. 6, 2012
After Services


Troy ARP Church
116 Greenwood St
Troy, SC  29848
Thursday Sept. 6, 2012
2:00 PM

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Sweet Mary Jo, Please accept my condolences of the loss of your father. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

Lee Teed Sep 6 2012 12:00 AM

To Frank, Becky, Leah, and all the family, My thoughts and prayers are with you in the passing of Mr. Wardlaw. I'm sorry I never got to meet him. I know he was a fine man. While his passing is difficult, you have been blessed that he lived 89 years. Plus, you have the assurance you will see him again! See you tomorrow!

Linda Martin Sep 5 2012 12:00 AM

Dear Dan and Karen we are praying for peace for you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jerry and Kathy Ford Sep 5 2012 12:00 AM

The miles between us does not lessen the thoughts and sincere prayers for you at this time of sorrow. God be with you

Your family at St. Lukes Lutheran Church Sep 5 2012 12:00 AM

We are so sorry about the passing of Mr. Frank. He was alway a kind man to my family and will be dearly missed in the community. The Wardlaw family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this time. May God hold each and everyone of you close in this time of sorrow.

Tonya Young Dixon Sep 5 2012 12:00 AM

Susan, Frank & family, Please accept our family's thoughts and prayers over your loss. Through remembering the good times, may God bring you comfort and peace. Take care, Jerry, Cindy & Pendley family

Jerry Pendley Sep 5 2012 12:00 AM

To Susan & Family, Robert & I were very sad to hear of your Dad's passing. Please know that you & your family are in our thoughts & prayers. May the same arms that carried your Father to his heavenly home be the same arms that comfort you during this time. We love you all, Robert & Vickie

Vickie Baldwin Sep 5 2012 12:00 AM

Mary Jo and Susan, I am so sorry about the passing of your dad. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this time. May God hold you close. Carole Hill

Carole Hill Sep 4 2012 12:00 AM

To Frank's family; Please accept my condolences regarding Frank's passing. He was always cordial to me especially when I served as the Troy Police Chief in the early 1980's. A good man.

Ron Davenport Sep 4 2012 12:00 AM

To: MaryJo & Family Our deepest sympathy to all of you - we know that God's peace will be is with you all at this difficult time Lots of love Alice, Jeff, Carol & Lauren Cheeks

Alice L. Cheeks Sep 4 2012 12:00 AM

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