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1932 Benjamin 2023

Benjamin Franklin Givens Jr.

December 15, 1932 — February 18, 2023

Douglasville

 

Benjamin F. (Frank) Givens Jr., 90, passed Saturday, February 18, 2023, he was born in Atlanta, GA to Ruby Elsie Heins and Benjamin Franklin Givens Sr. He had one sister, Frances Cooper (deceased). Due to his father’s job with AT&T, the family moved to Savannah, Miami, Nashville, Neptune Beach and Decatur.  Graduated from Decatur Boys High, attended Georgia Tech on a football scholarship, played for Bobby Dodd and graduated with a B.S. in Industrial Management in 1955. He played guard and tackle, number 50, they were national champs, won three bowl games, two sugar bowls and one orange bowl.

He was married to Joyce Peters, August 1952, divorced January 1969. They had three daughters, Teresa Lynn (deceased), Pamela Joyce and Linda Jean. He was activated into the U.S. Army for 6 months at Fort Bliss, Texas. He then returned to work for Southern Bell/BellSouth and retired in 1991. In September 1969 he married Linda Rigdon, his wife of 53 years and they made their home in Douglas County for 51 years. He is survived by his brothers-in-law, James C. Rigdon and Robert Meddings, Nieces, Gail Cooper, Amanda Potter, Nephews, Robert Cooper, Michael Anderson and Edwin Anderson. Also, he cherished many friends and neighbors who always made him so proud.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your personal charity or to Georgia Sherriff’s Youth Homes, P.O. Box 1000, Stockbridge, GA 30281-8000 or to St. Judes.

Private Inurnment at a later date.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.jones-wynn.com. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home & Crematory of Douglasville is in charge of the arrangements. 770-942-2311

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