Frank L. Provino Jr.

Frank L. Provino Jr.

May 21, 1946 - April 22, 2017

Frank L. Provino Jr. 70, of Salem passed away at his home on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017, at 1:30 at the Salem East Cemetery in Salem with Pastor David Forrester officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. on Friday at the Murphy Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant. A memorial has been established in his memory.

Frank was born on May 21, 1946, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Frank Louis and Jayne Mariam Cardinal Provino Sr. He was united in marriage to Carol Cox on March 7, 1998 at the Oakland Mills Community Church. Frank had four loves in his life, the first was his personal relationship with Jesus, second was his family. The joy of his life was his grandchildren and in a couple situations his adopted grandchildren. His third was the love of meeting people. To Frank there was no such thing as a stranger, just friends. He could take a stranger and make a new friend in minutes. You would always see him talking to everyone regardless where he might be at the time. His fourth love was to be behind the wheel. He started his career as a child driving a tractor, then for commercial bus lines such as Bliss Charter and Michigan Trail Ways both stationed out of Ohio, and roll off trucks working for Whaley’s Sanitation of Mt. Pleasant and Floyd’s Sanitation of Burlington, and then in his later years as a driver for Gas Buggy which helped transport the Amish to various locations.

Frank is survived by his wife Carol of Salem and his children; Anthony Provino, Frank L. Provino III, Catherine Provino all of Ohio and Christopher Provino of Crawfordsville, Jason Peterson of Illinois, Leila Peterson of Texas, Kathy White of North Carolina and Michael Peterson of Missouri; 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; one brother Kenneth Sears and two sisters; Sharon Poyser and Heidi Sears.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother Michael Sears.

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