He followed her accomplishments as well as those of all the grandchildren. Aside from her siblings, the other grandchildren are Caid and Cailin Cokley, and Emily and Samiyah Offutt.
Frank, a native of Williamson, graduated from Williamson High School where he played basketball and baseball and was named to the Athletic Hall of Fame.
He went on to West Virginia University where he played freshman baseball and then decided to concentrate his energy on academics instead of sports. He graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering and had a long career in the Kanawha Valley chemical industry.
He was a board member of the St. Albans Municipal Utilities Commission.
He was a 50-year member of First Baptist Church of St. Albans where he was very active until recent years. He also served as an official at numerous athletic events for youth throughout the valley.
He was a longtime member of the West Virginia University Fan Club.
"We had season tickets on the 48 yard line for 41 years," Margarette said. "We went to a few bowl games."
She said friends often teased about the way he always spoiled his wife. She said they had a good life together, shared laughter, and celebrated their 47th anniversary on May 1.
"We never had an argument, never," she said.
Services are set for 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, 523 Second St. in St. Albans, with the Rev. Joel M. Harpold officiating. Friends may call two hours prior to the service.