Age: 87 Address: Spruce Pine Date of Death: Friday,March 15, 2013 Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
Details: Francis Albert Bullett, having traveled all over the world, went to his final home, Friday, March 15th. He was 87 years old and passed due to cardiac complications. Born in 1925, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Frank leaves behind his devoted wife, Patricia Phillips Bullett in Spruce Pine, NC to where they retired. He was preceded in death by a son, James Frisbie. Two wives also preceded Frank in death, Rosetta Thomas Frisbie, mother of his children, and Nola Stephenson.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter: Linda Frisbie McMillan of Summerton, SC and a son: Michael Bullett of Charleston, SC; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Counted among family were NC step-children: Karen Collis and Tim Collis and wife, Donna; grandchildren: Trevor Collis, Ryan Hoyle, Rachelle Hoyle and Gavin Smith.
Frank joined the Royal Canadian Navy where he served in Europe during WWII. Post-war, he returned to the US, was sworn in as an American citizen in 1947 and joined the US Navy where he served until 1954. Professionally, Frank was a Dying and Finishing Specialist and finished a lengthy career after 18 years at Oneita Knitting Mills. After retirement, he became a consultant for Oneita, work that took him to Ecuador and Peru in South America, Guatemala in Central America, as well as, the Southeastern US.
Frank was a member of Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church in Burnsville. He also belonged to the Yancey County American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
A memorial service will be held at 2 PM Sunday in the Life Center, Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church. Rev. Wes Sharp will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Mitchell County, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777 or Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church, Building Fund, P. O. Box 85, Burnsville, NC 28714.