A good, honorable, hardworking man who loved his family, friends, pets, and farm passed away suddenly Saturday, February 29, 2020. Frank L. Cahoon, Sr. was 78 years old. He was born in Fincastle March 7, 1941 and lived in the area all of his life. Frank was the son of the late Walter C. and Vera Coffman Cahoon.
Frank was a dairy and beef farmer all of his life. He was an outdoorsman and sportsman. Frank played baseball basketball when he was younger and enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and watching sports. He was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law Renee Cahoon; brothers: George and Percy; sisters: Lorene Lucas, Frances Green, and Ruth Edgecumbe; and sister-in-law Jean Hambrick. Frank is survived by his wife of 55 years, Judy Hambrick Cahoon; son, Frank L. Cahoon, Jr. of Fincastle; daughter and son-in-law Lynda G. Cahoon and Paul Sparks of Roanoke; grandsons: Kaleb Cahoon and Zacary Cahoon; brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Jenny Cahoon of Fincastle; sisters-in-law: Darys Cahoon, Rosalie Cahoon, and Lynn and Randy “Ski” Dluzniewski all of Fincastle; brother-in-law, Robert E. “Bobby” (Linda) Hambrick of Fincastle; many special nieces and nephews; dear friends: Flash and Ada, Junior, Morris, and many other close friends and neighbors; and his furry friends: Khloe the cat and Casey the dog.
A celebration of Frank’s life will be 2:00 Thursday, March 5 at Zion Hill Baptist Church, 2256 Zion Hill Road Fincastle with Reverend Robert McRae and Reverend Lee McIntosh officiating. Burial will be at Zion Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-8 PM Wednesday at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road Daleville.
In lieu of flowers, Frank’s family suggests memorial contributions be made to League for Animal Protection, PO Box 561, Fincastle, Virginia 24090; or to Blue Ridge Land Conservancy, 27 Church Avenue, SW, Roanoke Virginia 24011.
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League of Animal Protection
PO Box 561, Fincastle VA 24090
Blue Ridge Land Conservancy
27 Church Avenue, SW, Roanoke VA 24011