Frank Thomas Page, Sr., affectionately and well known as Pop Page, was born December 30, 1930 in Uniontown, Alabama to the late Israel Sr. and Corine (Hood) Page. He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Woodlawn Missionary Baptist Church in Uniontown, Alabama.
On Thursday, May 21, 2020, at home and surrounded by his family, God stretched His hand to Pops and he peacefully took hold of it and started his journey to live in our hearts forever.
Pop Page moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana in the mid 1950’s and united with Friendship Missionary Baptist Church where he remained a longstanding member. He was also a life member of the Fraternal Order of the Free and Accepted Freemason. He was employed by Zollner Pistons for over twenty years and retired in 1991.
He was the last of his siblings’ generation and will be remembered for his faith in God, hard work, late night phone calls, and humorous nicknames he gave to his beloved family. Pops was the patriarch and was always there as a mentor and guide for his loved ones he leaves behind.
He was preceded in death by his grandsons, Leon Page, Jr., Javarus Freeman, and Curtis White, Jr.; brothers, Israel Page, Sr., Snider Page, Cleveland Page, Solomon Taylor, Arthur Page and Leroy Page; and sisters, Bea Chapman, Pearlie Fincher, Sallie Sanders, Henretta Baylor, Cora Holmes, Leila Morton, Martha Johnson, and Mary Kate Johnson.
Left to cherish his loving memory is his devoted and loving wife of 50 years, Lola (Crawford) Page and their eight children, Renata Page, Frank (Celeste) Page, Jr., Jacqueline Page, Snider (Nicole) Page, Jeannette Wattley, Christina Page, Timothy Page, and Leon (Emily) Page; five children from previous unions, Carolyn Woods, Cynthia Collins, Ricky Underwood, Curtis White, and Patrick Middleton; 31 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends.
Frank Thomas “Pop” Page, Sr., will be laid to rest at Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Frank Thomas Page Sr., please visit our floral store.