OBITUARY: Kirby Franklin ‘Frankie’ Dies


Mr. Kirby Franklin “Frankie” Dies age 92 of San Leon, TX and a long-time resident of Lebanon passed away March 25, 2023, at his son’s residence where he had made his home the past four years.

Born in Wilson County, TN, he was the son of the late Herman B. Dies and Eumphery Phillips Dies.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and retired from TRW Ross Gear.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bettye Jean Ashe Dies; son, Kirby W. Dies; brother, Ethel Dies; two sisters: Helen King, Gwendolyn Fisher.

Survivors include: three children: Kenneth (Andre) Dies, Kimberly Dies, Christopher (Leatha) Dies; two brothers; Jerry (Barbara) Dies, Clarence (Laura) Dies; sister, Tommie Rae Tomlinson; twelve grandchildren, fourteen grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 31, 2023, at 1 p.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Gordon Lee officiating. Interment with military honors will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers: Randy, Shane and Kevin Dies, Tony Tomlinson, Mark and Mike Johnson. Visitation Thursday 4-7 p.m. and Friday 12 Noon – 1 p.m.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME, in charge of arrangements.


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