Francis Kynion

Obituary of Francis Kynion

FRANK LEE KYNION, 83 A LONG TIME RESIDENT OF ST PETERBURG, DIED ON AUGUST 5TH AT THE BAY PINES MEDICAL CENTER. 

FRANK SERVED 20 YEARS IN THE AIR FORCE, IN ASIA AND AMERICA. WHILE HIS PRIMARY JOB, WAS WITH THE SECURITY POLICE, HE WAS ALSO ACTIVE WITH THE ARMED FORCES MEDIA SERVICES. HE WORKED WITH RADIO, TELEVISION AND CELEBRITY SHOWS SUCH AS BOB HOPE DURING THE VIETNAM WAR.

FRANK HAD A LIFETIME INTEREST IN FILMS AND MUSIC AND COLLECTED A LARGE LIBRARY OF VINTAGE FILMS AND COUNTRY MUSIC.

WHEN HE RETIRED TO FLORIDA IN 1973, FRANK WORKED IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY AS WELL THE LAST 20 YEARS BEFORE RETIREMENT WORKING FOR SUPER SHUTTLE AS A DRIVER.

IN RECENT YEARS, FRANK VOLUNTEERED HIS TIME AT THE STRAZ CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS. HE WAS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE BOB'S VETS ORGANIZATION WHICH BRINGS TOGETHER LOCAL VETERANS AT BOB EVANS RESTAURANTS FOR COFFEE AND CAMARADERIE. HE ALSO VOLUNTEERED AT HONOR FLIGHT WHICH ORGANIZES COMPLIMENTARY VISITS TO WASHINGTON D.C. IN ORDER TO SEE MEMORIALS DEDICATED TO THE WAR THE VETERAN SERVED IN.

FRANK WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS WIFE, KAY, AND SURVIVED BY HIS SONS, STEPHEN OF ST PETERSBURG, RICHARD (NYOTI) CURRENTLY SERVING IN GERMANY, AND JODY(SHEILA) OF CLEARWATER, 4 GRANDCHILDREN, AND 1 GREAT GRANDSON. HE IS ALSO SURVIVED BY HIS SISTERS, DOROTHY PHILLIPS OF CALIFORNIA, PAULA CONN OF MISSOURI AND BROTHER, JEROME KYNION OF PALM HARBOR, FL.