Frank N. Mebane, Jr. ’43

Frank N. Mebane, Jr. ’43, of Maitland, Fla., died Aug. 29 at Winter Park Hospital with his family by his side. Frank was born in Bradenton, Fla., on Feb. 17, 1921, the son of Frank and Ruth Mebane. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Dyson Mebane, in 1985. Frank served in the U.S. Army and was a member and lay reader at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Sanford. Frank managed the Mayfield Inn in Sanford and also worked with his father at the Mebane Oil Company in Orlando. He was a member of the Screen Actors Guild. Frank is survived by three children, Shelley M. Register (Tom), 427 Citrus Ln., Maitland, FL 32751-5973; Gay M. Kone (Bill); and Frank N. Mebane III (Betsy); and grandchildren, Scott, Caitlyn, Mindi, Frank IV, Matthew, Michael, and William. Frank was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who lived a very full 87 years and enjoyed playing golf and bridge every day and watching his kids and grandkids grow up. His acting career was his passion; he loved being in front of the camera, and his great smile and wit were not lost there. Even in death Frank helped others by donating his organs. He loved God and is now in peace with Him and reunited with love of his life and wife of 40 years, Elizabeth.