Charles David Franklin Cave

Frankie Cave

Age 85, Luray, Va.

Charles David Franklin “Frankie” Cave, 85, of Luray, died on Friday, July 23, 2021.

He was born on Dec. 27, 1935, in Luray and was a son of the late Luther William Cave and Gernie Lee Thomas Cave.

Mr. Cave had worked at the Virginia Oak Tannery and was a veteran of the United States Army.

On Sept. 15, 1959, he married Geraldine Mae Stanley Cave, who preceded him in death.

He is survived by a daughter, Brenda Thacker of Luray; four sons, Charles, Jesse Franklin and Frankie “Booger” Cave, all of Luray, and Vance Cave of Front Royal; two sisters, Dorothy Marie Cave of Luray, and Judy P. Jenkins of Stanley; a brother, Luther W. “Junior” Cave of Luray; seven grandchildren Tara Cave, Christopher Hill, Justin Cave, Emily Penwell, Samantha Cave, Holly Kite and Haley Wyatt; and six great-grandchildren Hailey Higgs, Todd “TJ” Higgs, Brennan Hill, Lilly Hill, Kyleigh Cave and Eleanor Penwell; four step grandchildren, Ava Kite, Allie Kite, Adalynn Kite and Amelia Kite, and his caregiver Brenda Hamilton.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Lee “Bobby” and Arthur Wayne Cave; and four sisters, Thelma Jean Breeden, Nettie Arlene Cave, Catherine C. Turner and Louise V. Ellis.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 26, at the Bradley Funeral Home by Pastor Andy Seastrom. Burial will be in the Mount Zion Cemetery in Luray.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, July 25, at the funeral home.

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