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Obituary of Frank Thad Golden

Frank Thad Golden, 87 of Equality, IL was born April 13, 1935 to Thad and Mary Mae (Fields) Golden at his home in the river bottoms of Shawneetown, IL. On July 18, 2022 Frank passed away peacefully in Lourdes Hospital, Paducah, KY surrounded by his loving family.
Frank married the love of his life Faye (Hindall) Golden on April 15, 1967. He was an avid Golfer and Pool Player. There are many trophies to showcase his talent and love for it. He was a member of the Equality Mason Lodge, the Shawneetown Fire Department and was a 32nd degree Shriner, served on the Southern Illinois Regional Planning Committee and Shawneetown Regional Port Authority, founder of the Hardin County Water Company, for over 20 years he worked as a State Mine Inspector, owned and operated FT Trucking, and worked in the Fluorspar Mines in Hardin County.
He is survived by his wife, Faye Golden; three sons, Terry Lee (Anita) Golden of Shawneetown, IL, Terry DeWayne (Teresa) Golden of Hardin County, IL, Dennis (Chris) Golden of Jasper, AL; one daughter, Tracy Lynn Golden of Elizabethtown, KY.; 5 grandchildren, Lane (Colt) Wenzel, Johnathan (Jodie) Vinyard, Tim (Desirae) Golden, Trista (Eric) Lindsay, and Nathan (MaKenzie) Golden; 10 great-grandchilden Colden and Asher Wenzel, Raechel, Adriana and Benjamin Vinyard, Levi and Kiley Lindsay, Maggie Golden, Leah and Emilia Golden; one brother, Bob Golden; one sister, Altia Wilcox.
Frank was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Charles Golden; and one sister, Myrtle Murphy.
Visitation will be held on Friday July 22, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway, IL. His funeral service will immediately follow at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Blake Clayton will officiate. Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery in Shawneetown, IL.
In lieu of flowers the family ask that memorial contributions be made to The Frank Golden Golf Scholarship.

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  1. Dustin & Tracie Stanford on July 20, 2022 at 2:05 pm

    Our deepest condolences to your family.

  2. Paula Carter on July 22, 2022 at 3:31 pm

    So sorry for your loss… Thoughts and prayers for you all 🙏

  3. George and Mary on July 25, 2022 at 8:51 am

    Our deepest condolences.

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