George Franklin ‘Frank’ Betts, 89

George Franklin “Frank” Betts, 89, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. He was born on Nov. 13, 1929, in Millsboro, Del., to the late William J. Betts and Anne Mitchell Betts.

Betts attended a small schoolhouse off Route 20 on Godwin School Road. He liked to do puzzle books, and watch professional baseball and NASCAR, and he always kept his vehicle immaculate.

In addition to his parents, Betts was also preceded in death by a son, Alan W. Betts, and two siblings, Elizabeth Hall and William J. Betts Jr. He is survived by his wife, Laura Betts; two children, Deborah L. Cantwell and her significant other, Karl Schatz, and Bill J. Betts and his wife, Jennie; two stepchildren, Raymond Nichols and his wife, Debbie, and Sharon Reed; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family extended special thanks to the staff of Harbor Health Care and to Beebe Healthcare’s nursing staff for the care he received.

A graveside service was to be held Feb. 20, 2019, at Millsboro (Del.) Cemetery, officiated by the Rev. Carl Schatz. Condolences may be sent online at