Published 3:54 pm Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Frank Ross McGinnis, Jr, age 70 of Greenville, Alabama died after a brief illness on Wednesday, September 29 at Regional Medical Center of Central Alabama.

A memorial service for Frank was held on Saturday, October 2, at First Baptist Church in the Family Life Center with Reverend John Girdley and Brother Jerry Wilkerson officiating.

Mr. McGinnis was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne McGinnis and his parents, Frank and Mary McGinnis.

He is survived by his wife, Gerri McGinnis; son, Jason McGinnis (Toni); daughters, Sarah Baker (Chris) and Abby Dodson (Adam); step-sons, Dave Crenshaw (Amanda) and Adam Crenshaw (Patra); eight grandchildren and his very dear friend and sidekick Clarence Rudolph.

Frank was born July 23, 1953 in Greenville, AL to Frank Ross McGinnis, Sr and Mary Emma Childs McGinnis. Mr. McGinnis’s father was a career Air Force veteran so Frank lived in many cities in the United States and several foreign countries, graduating high school in Spain. Frank, known by many as Frankie, had many interests and was a very unique person. He loved to fly small airplanes and sail on his sailboat; being the Captain of his latest boat the “Lizzie Cate”, named for his girls Sarah and Abby. He loved horses, and was a rodeo cowboy. Frank loved his God, his family and church. He enjoyed playing the bass in the praise band as well as serving as Deacon and on several committees in the church.

Frank was dearly loved by everyone he met and was said to be a “gentle man and a gentleman”.