Frank T. Lemmon ’49

Frank T. Lemmon ’49, beloved husband, father, and friend, died peacefully, July 24 at The Pines in Davidson, N.C. He was born in Marion to Alexina Lincoln Lemmon and Frank T. Lemmon. After graduating from Davidson, he attended Union Theological Seminary in Richmond. There he met his wife of 57 years, Georgia Powell. After graduating, he served two churches, Rosewood Presbyterian and Gregory Memorial Presbyterian in Eastern Virginia. In 1957, he was called to be the organizing minister of Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, where he served for 14 years. He then founded a pastoral counseling practice and also served as supply pastor for Pittsboro Presbyterian and Mount Pleasant Presbyterian churches. During Frank and Georgia’s later years in Raleigh, their church home was W. Raleigh Presbyterian. The couple moved to Davidson in 2000. He was a kind and affirming man, who found the good in everyone he met. His warmth, playful spirit, and loyalty helped him to form deep and abiding friendships. He served for many years on the board of the Frankie Lemmon School and Developmental Center in Raleigh, named in memory of his third child, who had Down syndrome. He helped with fundraising and acted as mentor and cheerleader to the school’s staff. Survivors include his wife, Georgia P. Lemmon, 1325 Rock Point Rd., Charlotte, NC 28270-1046; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Rosa Lemmon; son and daughter-in-law, John and Susan Lemmon ’75; daughter, Laura Thise; grandchildren, Scott Lemmon (Monica), Nick Lemmon, Olivia Moulton (Richard); and great-granddaughter, Claire Moulton.