Franklyn Lindsey Scharf
Franklyn Lindsey (Frankie) Scharf, 58, of Vinton, Va., passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2009. He was a 1969 graduate of Northside High School and attended Virginia Tech. He was employed by Chesapeake Packaging Corporation for 26 years and was one of the Roanoke area’s top five bowlers. He was a member of Shenandoah Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife of 28 years, Twylia Jean Scharf; daughter, Kimberly Jean Tyree and husband, Kevin Trey Tyree; son, Ronald Gene Powers and wife, Dawn Renee’; grandchildren, Elizabeth Ashley Brown, Amanda Renee Brown, Bradley Wayne Brown, and Sarah Rachel Powers; parents, Franklyn L. “Frank” and Mary L. Scharf; brother, Bill Scharf and wife, Nancy; nephews and nieces, Dr. Andrew Scharf, Ryan Scharf and fiancee, Stephanie Secagmilio, Adam Scharf, Paula Gibson and husband, Charlie, Tina Gibson, and Chris Gibson and wife, Julia; great-nephew, Jason Gibson; and his K-9 companions, Jasmine Miranda and Casey.