Stephen Robert Frana (b. July 10, 1954 / d. October 31, 2021) was born in Newark, NJ to Frank and Ruth Frana, the oldest of their (4) children. Steve graduated Lyman High School in Longwood, Florida. Following high school he entered the family’s successful steel business and started a family of his own in Sanford, FL. His first marriage bore him (4) children. Steve remarried and welcomed Gale and her daughter, blending the families, plus adding (2) more for a family of (7). Following the divestment of the family business he relocated to Blount County Tennessee, which became home. Here he worked in several consultancy roles, offering his expertise on many different manufacturing processes. Steve was most proud of his role within the Maryville Kiwanis Club. Steve served as Treasurer, Kiwanian of the Year and most recently President. Steve will be remembered by all for his larger than life personality, political incorrectness and devotion to his friends and family. His passing is preceded by his father and mother, Frank and Ruth Frana. Steve is survived by his siblings; Danny Frana (son Vincent Frana) Frank Frana (Terri and children Drew, Nicholas and Tess and Jo-Ellen Mathews (Mark). Steve is survived by Gale and his (7) children; Stephen Frana, Jessica Exline (sp. Pete), Cliff Frana (sp. Mindy), Amanda Collins (sp. Bill), Mary Colgrove (sp. Mike), Chance Frana (sp. Fatima) and Katie Maxey (sp. Zach). Steve was blessed with (11) grandchildren; Billy, Brandon, Patrick and Gabe Collins, Maggie and Megan Frana, Riley Exline, Bristol, Gus and Charlotte Frana and Jaxon Maxey. Receiving of Friends will begin at 3:00PM followed by services honoring Steve at 4:00pm on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Smith Trinity Chapel. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com
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