Frank McMillan Renfrow ’56

Frank McMillan Renfrow ’56, of Matthews, N.C., died Dec. 13 at Presbyterian Hospital in Matthews. A lifelong Matthews resident, he was the only child of the late Annie Lou McMillan Renfrow and the late Eugene McDowell Renfrow. He was a descendant of one of Matthews’ pioneer families. Upon graduation from Davidson, he became associated with his father in the family business of Renfrow General Merchandise and Cotton Brokerage and Ginning. The business was founded late in the 19th century by his grandfather, the late T.J. Renfrow. He remained associated with the business throughout his life. Renfrow also engaged in farming in Mecklenburg and Union counties. Joining Matthews Presbyterian Church as a youth, he served as deacon, elder, and trustee. He served as chairman of the board of directors and the vice president of the former Bank of Matthews. Upon the bank’s merger in 1976 with Branch Banking and Trust Company, he served for 27 years on various advisory boards of BB&T. Renfrow served on the Davidson’s Board of Visitors. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. In recent years Renfrow enjoyed watching college basketball and spending time at his summer home on the South Carolina coast.