Franklin E. Versailles, 73, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019 at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, surrounded by his loving family.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 9th from 10:00 to 12:00 noon with a funeral service to follow at noon at the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur with Rev. James Warrington, pastor of the Macomb Community Wesleyan Church officiating and burial in Oxbow Cemetery. A gathering will follow at the Oxbow Fire Department.
Franklin was born on June 18, 1945 in Felts Mills, the son of Joseph and Violet (Kellison) Versailles.
He attended Indian River School in Antwerp and worked as a mechanic, laborer, carpenter, and retired from the New York State D.O.T. in 2008.
Frank married Julia Ann Marcellus on February 20, 1965 at the Oxbow Church.
He enjoyed tinkering in his garage, bowling, gardening, and spending time with his family.
He was an exempt member of the Oxbow Vol. Fire Department which he belonged to for 30+ years and had served as a member of the fire police for many years.
Frank is survived by his wife of 54 years Julia, his children Debbie and Don Hicks, Joanne Norsworthy and Billy Law, Jackie and Jim Hartle, Tammy and Rusty Richardson, Frankie and Missy Versailles, Jennifer Brown and Cricket Mandigo, 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings Bonnie and Bob Hull, Pat Burns and Randy Fleming, Cecilia and Allen McCall, several nieces and nephews. Frank is predeceased by his parents, brothers Joseph Versailles Jr., William Fuller, Donald Fuller, his sisters Joan Mack, Shirley Burns, and Jeanette Wylie.
Memorial donations in Frank's memory are encouraged to the American Heart Association.