Frank J. Bough, 81, of Taylorville died at 3:38 am Sunday December 16, 2012 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.

He was born February 11, 1931 in Stonington, the son of William H. and Effie Maria Tabor Bough. Frank was an Air Force Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He left the military with 12 1/2 years of service. He was affiliated with the baptist church in Kincaid. Frank retired from Peabody Coal Company Mine #10 and was a member of the United Mine Workers Local 9819. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #122 AF and AM, Ansar Shrine and Consistory, and the Christian County Shrine Club, he drove for Landmark Automotive for 18 years and Bob Ridings in Taylorville. Frank's real love was his kids and grandkids. He also enjoyed playing bingo.

Surviving are his wife Margie Bough, son Gary Cooper, daughter Pam McCarty, twin sister Mary Taylor, and brother Richard Bough, 1 son in law, 1 daughter in law, 9 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, son, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters.

Graveside services will be held at 10am Wednesday December 19, 2012 at GlenHaven Memorial Gardens with Pastor Dick Wamsley officiating. Military rights will be conducted.

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