Frank M. Crank, Sr. of South Mills, November 15

By on November 17, 2022

Frank Milton Crank, Sr., 69, of South Mills, NC died Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at his residence.  He was born October 5, 1953, in Nassawadox, Virginia to the late Vernon Crank, Sr., and Lois Marie Sawyer Crank.  He was an airframe structural engineer at the Elizabeth City Coast Guard Base and attended Ebenezer Baptist Church.  He loved serving as a civil service employee at the Coast Guard Base for seventeen years.  He loved being outdoors, working on the family farm, and hunting with his son.

He is survived by a son, Frank Milton Crank, Jr. and wife Stephanie and their children, Sophie, Sawyer, Sadie, and Stella of South Mills, NC; a daughter, Caroline L. Cullens and husband Jordan, and their daughters Madison and Emily of Fuquay Varina, NC; and, a sister, Linda Crank Chambers of Elizabeth City, NC; and a close friend, Ronnie Wayne Raper. He was pre-deceased by a brother, Vernon Crank, Jr., and the mother of his children, Donna Cartwright Crank.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, November 20, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Darryl Stallings officiating.   Private burial will follow in the Crank Family Cemetery. The service will be livestreamed at The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and at other times at the residence of his son, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Crank, Jr., 118 Lilly Road, South Mills, NC.  Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Crank family.  You may express condolences to the family by visiting







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