Frank Thad Golden

April 13, 1935 — July 18, 2022


Frank Thad Golden



Frank Thad Golden, 87 of Equality, IL was born April 13, 1935 to Thad & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & Asher Wenzel, Raechel, Adriana & Benjamin Vinyard, Levi & Kiley Lindsay, Maggie Golden, Leah & Emilia Golden. One brother Bob Golden. One sister Altia Wilcox. Frank is also preceded in death by two brothers Bill & Charles Golden, and one sister Myrtle Murphy.

Visitation will be on Friday July 22, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway, IL his funeral service will immediately follow at 2:00 PM. 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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