June 28, 1930 ~ September 3, 2020

Born in: Sandy Ridge, NC
Resided in: Waxhaw, NC

James Franklin “Frank” Amos, 90, of Waxhaw, NC, passed away peacefully on September 3, 2020.

He was born on June 28, 1930, in Sandy Ridge, NC. His father, Otis Franklin Amos, and his mother, Ellie Fountain Vernon preceded him in death. He was the oldest of four siblings with three sisters Mary Helen (who preceded him in death), Zelma and Jerlene. He retired from Home Beneficial Life Insurance in Asheville, NC, with more than 36 years of service and moved to Waxhaw, NC, in 2006. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Weddington, NC.

From growing up on a tobacco farm in Sandy Ridge, NC, to serving as a U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant in Okinawa, Japan, during the Korean War, to raising his family in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, Frank lived a full, productive and happy life. He loved sports, especially baseball, and loved coaching kids and watching ballgames. He loved being active and could rarely sit still unless he was with his family or friends. Most of all he loved his family and nothing gave him more joy in life than being with them.

He loved two women in his life: his wife, June Evans Amos, who passed in 1961, and Colleen Nelson Amos, his wife of 48 years, who passed in 2010. Survivors include his children, Timothy Franklin Amos and wife, Crystal, of Etowah, NC, Cynthia Amos Fortune and husband, Lee, of Denver, NC, and Lynn Keith Amos and wife, Lynn, of Marvin, NC; grandchildren, Jared Amos and wife, Snow, Scott Batson and wife, Suzanne, Casey Wilson-Bryant and husband, Alton, Tyler Amos, Ryan Amos, Alina Fortune, Troy Fortune, Maya Fortune, Martha Avant and Meredith Avant; great-grandchildren, Taden Wilson, Jaiana Bryant, India Amos and Harper Batson. His grandson, Britt Amos, will also be receiving him in heaven.

The family will hold a graveside service at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Lewis Memorial Park, in Asheville, NC.

The children wish to thank all those who have given kind and loving care to their father at White Oak Manor in Waxhaw, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or www.samaritanspurse.org.

Arrangements under the direction of Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue.


Graveside Service: September 5, 2020 3:00 pm

Lewis Memorial Park
415 Beaverdam Road
Asheville, NC 28804


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Tim, Cindy and Lynn, my sympathy goes out to you and the family. I recall my days working for Frank at Home Beneficial and also “babysitting” with you kids once when Frank and Colleen were away. I always enjoyed being with your family and watching you kids grow up. Frank was a true Christian gentleman in his dealings with clients and employees at Home Beneficial. My prayers are with the family in the days to come. Brenda (Allen) Burgin

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this time. I know it has been difficult with restricted personal contact, and that makes it doubly hard to say goodbye.

  3. Tim, Cindy and Lyn,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He was a good and fine man. His legacy is a testament to that. May you all find peace and comfort during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

  4. I will always remember the way Frank loved his family. Every time we talked, he let me know how proud he was of all of his children and grand children. What a wonderful legacy he leaves behind. We’ll miss you, Uncle Frank.

  5. Tim, Cindy, Lynn… You remain in my heart. Prayers ongoing for comfort & peace to you All. This is a lovely tribute, especially all the photos, a truly nice touch. I think he would’ve liked it too!

  6. Mr. Amos was a great friend and when he lived in Prescot we always enjoyed our conversations about our ties to Asheville. Much love and condolences to the entire family.

  7. Frank was a great person and truly loved his family and had a kindness that you reconized the minute you met him. Tim, I am very sad to hear of Frank’s passing. He was a Christ follower and set a great example for his family and the people that he met. May God bless everyone in his family.


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