Obituary for Francis Joseph "Frankie" Clancy
Francis “Frankie” Joseph Clancy, Jr., 63, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in Via Christi Hospital St. Francis in Wichita KS. He was born June 14, 1954 to Francis Joseph and Fredricka Massad Clancy in Dodge City, KS. He graduated from Copeland High School in 1972.
Frankie was a lifelong farmer, a member of the Sons of the American Legion of Copeland and a supporter of South Gray Schools. Frankie sponsored the Sublette United Methodist Youth and always enjoyed his time with the teens. They often sought him out when they needed to talk. He also sponsored ski trips for the UMY. He introduced Zachary to the stars with a telescope under the big open sky on the Kansas plains. Frankie coached Caleb's Little League team and his competitive nature showed as he enthusiastically encouraged the kids to steal second. When Olivia joined a competitive Cheer team, Frank supported her wholeheartedly even transporting numerous girls to competitions. He enjoyed sports and was a fan of any team his children, nieces or nephews played on. He attended enough of his niece's and nephew's games that their home crowds soon knew Frankie. Family was very important to him.
He is survived by his sons, Zachary Joseph Clancy of Brooklyn, NY, Caleb Anthony Clancy of Topeka, KS; a daughter, Olivia Dawn Clancy of Topeka, KS; a sister Antoinette Hann and husband Tony of Hanston, KS; a brother, Paul Clancy and wife Kimberly of Copeland, KS; four nephews and two nieces; five great nieces.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a great niece, Adalyn Rae Hann.
Funeral Service will be 3:00pm Saturday, July 29, 2017, at the South Gray Jr. High Gymnasium, Copeland, KS with Pastor Cory Clark presiding. Cremation will take place after the service.
Suggested memorial contributions are to the Copeland American Legion Post #369 in care of Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory, PO Box 1200, Sublette, Ks 67877. Condolences may be left online at WeeksFamilyFuneralHome.com