Franklin Howard Nethken, age 74, of Flemington, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown surrounded by his family. Frank was born in Morgantown on April 29, 1946, a son of the late Martha Evelyn and Arthur Charles Nethken.
Frank was a Vietnam Army Veteran and served in both the 173rd and 82nd Airborne. While in the Army he received the Combat Infantryman Badge, Army Parachutist Wings, the Vietnam Service Ribbon and numerous other medals. Frank was a coal miner and retired from Consol Coal Company.
Frank is survived by his son Christopher Nethken and wife Natalie of Flemington, WV, daughter Martha “Missy” Nethken Adams and husband George of Abbeville, SC, son Franklin Nethken and wife Cheryl of Greer, SC, 3 grandchildren, Addison Nethken, Luke Adams and Emma Adams, and two sisters Della Dalton and Patty Kerns.
In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis “Sue”
Nethken, and brothers, Rocky Nethken, Art Nethken, Harry Nethken, and Clifford Nethken.
In lieu of flower, donations can be mailed to the Taylor County Senior Citizens, 52 Trap Springs Road, Grafton, WV 26354.
Friends may call at the McCulla Funeral Home, 770 Fairmont Road, Westover from 6-8 pm Monday, April 5, 2021. Graveside services will be held at Bethel Cemetery on Tuesday at 11:00 am with Pastor Dan Meadows officiating. Graveside military services provided by Westover VFW Post # 9916 and the WVANG Funeral Honors. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McCulla.com.