William Franklin Derseweh

Born on May 8, 1922

Departed on May 30, 2012 and resided in Greenbrier, TN

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DERSEWEH, William Franklin, age 90 of Greenbrier, TN, passed away May 30, 2012, at his home on Betts Rd. where he was also born. He attended Ridgetop Elementary School through eighth grade and graduated from Greenbrier High School in 1941. He worked at Vultee Aircraft before joining the Army Air Corps where he served in the China-Burma-India theatre during World War II as a radio operator. When he was discharged he ran the family farm growing tobacco and breeding cattle. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred & Bertha Derseweh; brothers, Fred & Paul Derseweh; sister, Rebecca Derseweh. He is survived by his sister, Joyce (Jeff) Keyes; nephews, Michael and Frederic (Tammie) Keyes; nieces, Karen Diner and Anna Phelan; great nephews, Ric Keyes and Jackson Diner; great nieces, Molly & Hannah Mitchell, Emily & Alexis Keyes; numerous good friends. Family will receive friends, Friday June 1, 2012 from 4-8pm at Cole & Garrett Goodlettsville. Service will be Saturday June 2, 10am with Dr. Jeff Keyes officiating. Family & Friends to serve as pallbearers. Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ridgetop Historical Society, PO Box 502 Ridgetop, TN 37152. COLE & gARRETT FUNERAL HOME, (615)859-5231.

3 Comments to William Franklin Derseweh

  1. Kimberly Davis Paradise
    March 12, 2006 12:00 am

    My Nana, Mildred Dickens Davies, always spoke often and much of wonderful memories with Frankie and Rebecca and all the “cousins.” From our family to yours, our heartfelt sympathy at this time. May all those wonderful memories of Frankie fill your heart with love during this difficult time.

  2. Rhonda Hollis Schaub
    February 12, 2006 12:00 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Frankie’s passing. May God bless you all in your time of sorrow.

  3. Connie Davies Cooper
    February 12, 2006 12:00 am

    Dawson and I were so sorry to hear about Frankie. Dawson met Frankie when I was showing him Ridgetop and Nashville on one of our trips. I know that Frankie is now sitting in heaven having a Coke with my mother.

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