Frank Elmore Tankersley, 81, of Marietta, GA passed peacefully on September 14, 2013. Born in Appalachia, Virginia, Frank attended Boys Town, where he served as Mayor and enjoyed playing football and baseball. He fought in the Korean War on a Navy destroyer. He married Barbara Stowe in 1959 and they enjoyed 54 years together. After attending the University of Miami, he worked for Amtrak and Eastern Airlines and started several businesses. A lifelong sports aficionado, Frank is survived by his loving wife, Barbara, children Kerry and David, and four wonderful grandchildren. He will be greatly missed. At his request, there will not be a service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to FightSMA.org.