Russell High Class of 1959
home of the wildcats
Joye (Wife), Son and Frank - 1967
Current address: 5554 Beachwood Drive, Stone Mountain, GA 30087
Joye (wife) and Frank - 2008
Right after Russell
After Russell I joined the Army for 3 years serving with a military police unit attached to an electronic espionage agency of the U.S. Army; saw duty in Okinawa and Japan, learned the language, immersed myself in the culture and also played basketball at the Division level.
Education & Beginning a Family
Left the Army to enroll at Georgia State, played basketball and graduated with a B.B.A. in Logistics Management where I also met and married the joy of my life Joye Lett from Southwest High, Atlanta. Obeyed the gospel of Jesus Christ and was baptized in 1966 for the forgiveness of my sins.
My Career Beginnings and Locations in Business
I enjoyed having a career in logistics management, which took Joye and our three sons several places. We moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan where I was Corporate Director of Transportation for Amway Corporation for several years in the early 70’s. We moved back to Georgia where I was Corporate Director of Transportation, Distribution and Distribution Marketing for W.W.G. Industries, Rome Georgia, a large textile manufacturer and distributor. While working at W.W.G. I passed the bar to be admitted to practice before the Federal Government’s Interstate Commerce Commission and also taught and became head of the Logistics Management Department at Floyd College near Rome.
The Twilight of my Career
In the early 80’s we moved back to Atlanta where I was Vice President of several distribution companies in the Atlanta area. I retired from logistics management and went into logistics management consulting for the past 15 years, retiring from my business two years ago. I have currently been serving for the past seven years as one of the five elder/pastors of a church of Christ in Snellville, Georgia; non-salaried position. My hobby and life’s joy, besides Joye and my family, is studying the Bible, which is the inspired Word of God, 2 Timothy 3:16.
The Joye of My life
Joye’s life time hobby, genealogy research, became a life time career when she started up her own research business 20 years ago. She has been the President of the Georgia Genealogical Society as well as editor for that society’s magazine for eight years; was a board member of the Taylor Foundation, which funds genealogical research projects in Georgia; was founder of the Georgia Professional Genealogical Society, has various certifications from the National Genealogical Society and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
We have three sons and four grandchildren and have been married for 45 years. I am sorry that my sons and grandchildren never had and will never have the opportunity to attend a school at a place, and at a time like Russell High in East Point, Georgia. I love all, but about 3% of my memories from there. You may can guess the 3%, but let’s not talk about them.
Frank in the service after RHS