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In Memory of

Frank Marion Coston

March 13, 1941 - August 7, 2017

Obituary


Frank Marion Coston, Jr, 76, entered into eternal rest on Monday, August 7, 2017 after a short illness.

Frank was born on March 13, 1941 in Leesburg, Ga, the oldest child of the late Eunice Kiff and Frank M. Coston, Sr. At the age of 10, his family moved to Brunswick where he also considered home. He was a 1960 graduate of Glynn Academy, where he was a member of the baseball team.

The ever dedicated worker, Frank started his career working with his father and uncles in the dairy industry. The quintessential...

Frank Marion Coston, Jr, 76, entered into eternal rest on Monday, August 7, 2017 after a short illness.

Frank was born on March 13, 1941 in Leesburg, Ga, the oldest child of the late Eunice Kiff and Frank M. Coston, Sr. At the age of 10, his family moved to Brunswick where he also considered home. He was a 1960 graduate of Glynn Academy, where he was a member of the baseball team.

The ever dedicated worker, Frank started his career working with his father and uncles in the dairy industry. The quintessential storyteller, he loved recalling his days as a youth riding with his uncles delivering milk. After Graduation, he continued in the family tradition working for Foremost Dairy. He never lost his passion for the dairy industry and collected milk bottles from various dairies across the south. His prize bottle was from his first job as a child-Slappey diaries in Albany.

In October 1963, the US Army came calling, and Frank was Glynn County's lone draftee for the draw. Frank looked forward to the opportunity to see the world, but his skills kept him stateside as a Military Policeman stationed at Ft. Benning, Ga. He loved to joke that he was the only draftee to serve his entire time in his home state. Although he remained stateside, the experiences serving as an MP profoundly impacted him. He recalled with fondness the strong friendship made during his service and the impacts of witnessing the domestic struggles of the period. In October 1965, Frank completed his military duties and returned to Brunswick to continue his career with Foremost Dairy. That November, his good friend, Bobby Sylvia, suggested that Frank go on a date with Bobby's cousin, Beth Manning. Although Frank loved to joke that he was wary of this "blind date", he always said it was love at first sight. And after a short courtship, they were married on February 6, 1966.

In 1967, Frank began his career at Brunswick Pulp and Paper, where he worked for over 30 years. After enjoying many years of retirement, Frank went back to work serving as the courier for Ameris Bank. For seven years, Frank enjoyed the opportunity meet and share stories with those he met while traveling the city. Most recently, Frank took up traveling with his beloved wife and friends. He was able to experience many new places in recent years, including Mexico, Canada, Las Vegas, and several Caribbean islands. This February, he and Beth celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on a Caribbean cruise with many of their closest friends.

Frank was also a man of strong faith, and was a member of Glyndale Baptist Church for over forty years. He had great passion for God and the mission of his church. He served his church in many capacities, including Deacon. His greatest pleasure though, was serving as an usher-greeting and welcoming anyone who would walk through the door.

In addition to his wife of 51 years, Frank is survived by his son, William "Tripp" Coston; his granddaughter Macy Kate Coston. He is also survived by Sally Segui, several nieces, and nephews. In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his brothers Gene and Wallace.

Frank was known by many titles throughout the years: little league baseball coach, woodworker, carpenter, and storyteller. But his favorite titles were "PaPa", "Pops", "GoBuck" and "Uncle Buck". These were titles given to him by the children he held dear in his life. In addition to his granddaughter, whom he called KatieBelle, he had special bonds with Chase Adams, Tyler Lewis, Caroline Kinstle, and Charlie Kinstle.

The family will receive friends during the hours of 6:00 - 8:00 PM Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home. The family cordially invites you to attend the funeral service held at 11:00 AM Thursday, August 10, 2017 in The Chapel of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home with Reverend Ken Creekmore officiating the service. The burial will follow the service in Palmetto Cemetery.

Honorary Pallbearers include his Sunday school class, Fishers of Men. Active Pallbearers are: Dennis Lewis, Randy Lewis, Tyler Lewis, Chase Adams, Mike Kinstle, and Cliff Murray.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles or Glyndale Baptist Church.

Arrangements are entrusted into the care of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home www.edomillerandsons.com