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Monday, November 22, 2021

Obituary - Frank L. Golightly

Frank L. Golightly, age 82, passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at his home in Appleton City, Missouri. A private family memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude's and can be left in care of the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences can be left at

Frank was born on April 17, 1939 in Henryetta, Oklahoma to Frank (Fate) and Martha Golightly. He served for a time in the Marines. He later worked for Peabody Coal and then drove a tour bus for Reids. He married Cleora Harbison in 1964 and together they raised 4 children, Jodi, Gary, Frankie and Mary.

Frank loved watching sports and the outdoors especially fishing. He had coached youth sports including football, baseball and softball. He later became a state certified referee and umpire in baseball, softball, volleyball and basketball.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters; Betty and Shirley, 2 brothers; Bill and Rusty.

Frank is survived by his wife Cleora, his sister Mary, 4 children; Jodi, Gary, Frankie, Mary, 5 grandchildren; Brett, Derek, Frankie, Zakeri, Samantha, 2 greatgrandchildren; Madison, and Adam along with several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton, Missouri.