Funeral services for CC Frank Self, 86, CW04 (Retired) Navel Engineer, of Smiths Station, AL and formerly of Greenville, MS will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. He passed away early Sunday morning, July 21, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, GA. Burial with Military Honors will be at the Greenville Cemetery.
Mr. Self was born April 18, 1933 in Leesville, LA, son of the late Guy Self and Rosetta Moore Self. He received his diploma education at Pioneer High School, Pioneer, LA. A career military man, he served his country and fellowman during the Korean War. During his 5-years tenure in the Navy from April 1952 through April 1957, and 22-years tenure in the United States Coast Guard from October 1957 through May 1979. He was the recipient ant of numerous awards and medals including the Navy Occupation Service Medal (Europe Clasp), United Nations Service Medal; Korean Service Medal; National Defense Service Medal, and Good Conduct Medal with 5 Bronze Stars. After 27 years of faithful service, he was honorably discharged and retired on May 1, 1979.
Frank was a determined and hardworking man. He had the joy of owning four Cessna aircraft and flew for 25 years. After retiring from the Coast Guard, he was elected in November of 1979 as County Supervisor in Washington County, MS serving 11 years, then elected as Mayor in Greenville, MS where he served faithfully for 6 years.
Frank loved his family, music, playing the piano, singing, and traveling. He enjoyed socializing, laughing, eating out, and spending quality time with his wife. Frank taught by example to love, to be strong, honest, and hardworking. He will be remembered as always smiling, never meeting a stranger, and loving others. He was a member of Smiths Station Baptist Church.
Other than his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his former wife, Inge Karen Self, siblings, Delbert Self, Sr. (Pauline), Getsia Self Spurgeon (Buddy), L. C. Self (Lennie), Guy Self, Jr., Helen Self Redner, and a brother-in-law, Frankie Hennigan.
Surviving his departure is his loving wife, Carol Marie Rollins Self of Smiths Station, AL, one daughter, Karen Suzette Hudson and husband Charles of Lake Village, AK, step-son, Richard B. Dunn, Jr. and wife Yudan of Arlington, VA, step-daughter, Lisa Marie Bledsoe and husband Jason of LaGrange, GA, sister, Elouise Self Hennigan of Cape Coral, FL, one grandson, Tyler Wayne Whorton of Wayside, MS, two step-granddaughters, Whitney Marie Bledsoe, and Tiffany Brooke Bledsoe both of LaGrange, GA, a host of nieces, nephews, and numerous other family members and many caring friends.
There will be a visitation from 6:00-8:00 p.m., on Friday, July 26, 2019 at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions to the American Heart Association, or your favorite charity in memory of Mr. Frank Self.