Frank H. Applegate III lost his courageous 13-year battle with cancer and was received into his heavenly Father’s arms on April 23 (his lucky number), 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
He is survived by his devoted wife of nearly 50 years, Diane (Ruck); his much loved daughters and “sons,” Kellee and Jerry Traylor, of Sellersburg, and Margie and Patrick Northam, of Floyds Knobs; four grandchildren who are the light of his life, Austin and Mitch Traylor, and MariCathryn and Kellen Northam; his parents, Frank and Martha Applegate, of Naples, Fla.; and his brother Donald Applegate and his wife Judy, from Bonita Springs, Fla. In addition he leaves behind his sister-in-law Peggy Vester and her family and brother-in-law Virgil Stockdale and his family.
Frank retired from Whayne Supply Company as vice president of Strategic Service after 42 years of service. His main joy in life was to be involved in each of his grandkids’ activities. He also loved to fish and spend time with family and his many, many friends.
He was a member of First Christian Church, Jeffersonville, where he was recently honored as Elder Emeritus for his many years of leadership and service to his beloved church and the congregation. He was a member of the Jeffersonville Evening Optimist Club and the Wine Tasters Club, a local social group.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the countless people who helped during his 13-year journey. First and foremost, the pastoral care received from past and present ministers of his church who provided much-needed strength and support. A special thanks to Dr. Naveed Chowhan and his staff, Dr. Lloyd Trommler, Dr. Lynell Chamberlain and Dr. Shefali Kapadia. We would also like to thank his many wonderful caregivers at Clark Memorial Hospital, especially Diane and the nurses in ambulatory care. Finally, to the known and unknown heroes who donated blood or platelets, we are so grateful for the extra years of life you gave him.
Visitation and a memorial service will be held at First Christian Church, 3209 Middle Road, Jeffersonville, on Monday, May 20. Visitation with family will be from 12 to 5:50 p.m. and the service will begin at 6 p.m. Scott Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts be directed to First Christian Church Jeffersonville or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter.