Jacob Franklin “Frank” Highsmith, III., 79, of Myrtle Beach passed away Monday, January 29, 2018 at Embrace Hospice House. He was born April 03, 1938 in Fayetteville, NC, son of the late Jacob Franklin Highsmith, II. And Cornelia McIntyre.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother, John Murdock McIntyre Highsmith.
He is survived by a sister-in-law, Edith Highsmith of Charlotte, NC.
Frank was an US Army veteran and served during the Vietnam War. He built and operated a miniature golf course and later went to work in the gift shop at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede, now Pirates Voyage, which he enjoyed. Frank was ambassador for the Imagination Library program, a foundation that mails free books monthly to children across Horry County until the age of five. He loved to help people and wanted to make everyone feel welcome and like family.
A celebration of Frank’s life will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Burroughs Funeral Home, 3558 Old Kings Hwy, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576. Burial will follow at Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 9:30 AM until the time of service.
Memorials may be made in Frank’s name to Embrace Hospice House, 175 Village Center Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579.
Condolences may be made at www.burroughsfh.com
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is in charge of arrangements.
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Mr Frank was a sweetheart. Met him through my daughter Teresa Lauterbach who worked with him. Complete ladies man and southern gentleman. He will be greatly missed. Prayers for your family.
Submitted by Geneva Lauterbach on Jan 30 2018 11:33:26 AM
Our family was very sad to learn of Frank’s passing. He was such a dear friend to our family. ( I wish I had known that he was sick & I would have send him cards throughout his illness. )
I am unable to attend the service due to an obligation with my mother, but I will be there in my thoughts & prayers.
Amanda Gore Earnhardt
( Billie Dove Gore’s daughter)
Submitted by Amanda Earnhardt on Jan 30 2018 10:38:00 AM
I was so very sad to learn of Frank’s passing. He was such a good friend to my sisters, Eunice Blumberg, Rosemary DeGeorge, & Juanita Newell and to me & my family. I am not able to attend the service, but I will be there in my heart.
Billie Dove Gore
Submitted by Billie Dove Gore on Jan 30 2018 10:28:04 AM
Please accept our deepest sympathy in your time of grief.
Chaplain Fuzzy Lake, Embrace Hospice House.
Submitted by Chaplain Fuzzy Lake on Jan 30 2018 09:35:00 AM
Mr. Frank was a man with always a smile and a story. He will be greatly missed from everyone at Pirates Voyage.
Submitted by Jim & Gail Rule on Jan 30 2018 09:25:18 AM
Jim & Gail Rule lit a candle for Jacob "Frank" Highsmith, III
Jim & Gail Rule lit a candle on Jan 30 2018 09:23:20 AM
Mr Frank was a very special man and will be missed by many people. It was always a pleasure working with him in the gift shop. Rest In Peace.
Submitted by Debbie Edgerton on Jan 30 2018 08:56:38 AM
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