Frank R. Ranson Jr.

Published 4:22 pm Thursday, January 30, 2020

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HAMPTON — Frank Redd Ranson Jr., 79, husband of Mary Jane Ranson, passed away on Jan. 29, 2020.

Frank R. Ranson Jr.

He was born in South Boston, Virginia, on Aug. 25, 1940.

He married the love of his life, Mary Jane Jakeman, on Dec. 27, 1960.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mindy Wiley (Alan) and Sonja Spence (Steve); four grandsons, Dallas Spence (Amanda), Justin Spence, Tony and Alex Panayiotou; two great-grandsons, Vassilis and Xander Panayiotou; his sister, Faye Waller of Lynchburg, Virginia; and his beloved dog, Happy.

After graduation from Southampton High School he attended the University of Virginia.

Frank served in the Army and was stationed in Metz, France, and Tacoma, Washington.

Thirty-four of his working years were in Newport News where he served as president of The Phil Carter System Inc. and Sani Serva System Inc.

He was an active member of Hampton Baptist Church.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2, in Hampton Baptist Church, Hampton, Virginia.

Visitation will follow in fellowship hall.

The graveside service will be in Courtland, Virginia, on Monday, Feb. 3, at noon.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hampton Baptist Church Building Fund or Sentara Hospice Services.

Arrangements by R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home.