of Russellville, AR
October 25, 1934 - September 7, 2023
Franklin H. Grobe, 88, of Coal Hill died Thursday, September 7, 2023 in Russellville. He was born October 25, 1934 in Fredericksburg, Texas to Edwin and Hilda (Petsch) Grobe. Franklin, affectionately known as "Opa", was deeply devoted to his family. His greatest expression of love was in his dedication to providing for his family. He was hard-working and a talented handyman. When he arrived in Coal Hill as a child, he and his parents brought with them the sheep they raised. Franklin eventually took over the family farm after the death of his father, cattle ranching and raising chickens. He retired from Great Lakes Carbon in the early 90's. He also served his country in the U.S Air Force. He is preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Grobe; his parents, Edwin and Hilda Grobe; four sisters, Ruby Hartmann, Irene Mosel, Gertrude Roos and Dora Alice Wiereshausen and two brothers, William Grobe and Milton Grobe.Franklin is survived by two daughters, Jana Hart & husband, David of Hartman and Tammy Guarino and husband, Tony of Russellville; five grandchildren, Meagan Robinson of Russellville and Lauren Snell and husband, Kenneth of Russellville, Taylor Hart and wife, Nicholle of Little Rock and Savannah Skinner and husband, Jacob of El Dorado, Arkansas; five great-grandchildren (with another on the way), Reena Rowen, Derek, Chloe and Adrian; his sister-in-law, Carlene Grobe of Fredericksburg, Texas and numerous other family and friends.A funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at Roller-Cox Funeral Home Chapel followed by interment at Hess Cemetery.
Jana and Tammy so sorry for the loss of your dad. Praying for the family.
Another well loved member of the family has joined the Heavens. You will be missed Uncle Fritz.
Jana & Tammy..I am so sorry to hear of the news about your precious daddy! He was one of a kind for sure! My Papa & Mom always thot the world of him! I know he was papaâ€™s best friend & I think was in their wedding! Mom & I just talked to him at Walmart in Ozark in the spring when he was going in for a prescription, we were so impressed because he stood there next to our car talking to us for at least half an hour! He sure loved U girls & spoke highly of both of U that day! We have always loved him (& your sweet mama before she passed) & both of U girls! I will be praying for comfort for all of U in the coming days, weeks & months! He is with his bride now & they are watching over yâ€™all! I love yâ€™all!
You will always be missed as you always made me happy and laugh. You even kept my old chicken coop so I would remember when I grew up. Know you are in good hands with the lord. The head and tail are together in eternity.
Enjoyed working with him at great Lakes. He is a good friend.. So sorry for your lose
Tammy you and Tony took wonderful care of your dad will miss him very much I donâ€™t know what to say it hurts so much just I loved him very much and I love all of you as well
So sorry for your loss. Prayers during this time and days ahead.
So very sorry Jana for your loss. Mr. Grobe was such a nice man.
Such sad news to hear of Uncle Fritz passing!! He was a wonderful, generous uncle and a kind and loving man. I spent many days and nights with him and Aunt Patâ™¥ï¸. He will forever hold a special place in my heart! My love, thoughts and prayers are with all the familyâ™¥ï¸
Jana & Family Iâ€™m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you
Jana and Tammy Iâ€™m so very sorry for your loss. Fritz was very loving and kind to me for many years. Praying for you as Ms your family.
Janna and Tammy so sorry for your loss. He was always a kind man to me and I have many childhood memories of him and your Mom. I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for your loss Jana and family. Prayers for you all