Died: Tuesday, January 01, 2013
of Davison, formerly of Ortonville.
Franklin was born May 16, 1926 in Ortonville to the late Frank and Emily (nee: Hodge) Hitchcock. He married the former Eva Beckman on July 12, 1946. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Eva; two children, Vicki Kymla and Rodney (Christeen) Hitchcock; one sister, Harriet Spencer; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Frank was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a longtime business owner in Ortonville having operated Frank’s Plumbing. Frank was a member of the Clarkston American Legion # 63, life member of the Davison VFW and Past Master of the Ortonville Masonic Lodge. He was a kind and generous man.
A funeral service was held Jan. 3 at Coats Village Funeral Home, Ortonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Genesys Hospice. To send a private condolence, go to