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Frank Ray ChiricoFrank Ray Chirico 53 of Logan departed this life and entered into his heavenly home on Saturday June 13, 2009 at Logan Regional Medical Center after losing his courageous battle with cancer. He was born December 30, 1955 in Logan, WV to the late Jimmy and Phyllis Bias Chirico. He was preceded in death by an infant brother Domenick Chirico, maternal grandparents Jack Hager and Cebert Bias and paternal grandparents Frank and Grazia Chirico. He is survived by his wife Trina Frye Chirico Three Sons Frank J.E. (Denise) Chrico of Belfry, Ky., Joshua D. (Audra) Chirico of Chapmanville and Justin B. (Jessica) Chrico of Chapmanville, Two Granddaughters Natalie Gianna Chricio and Adrianna Hedrick Chirico his Mother Phyllis Chirico of Williamson, Maternal Grandmother Reubel Blanche Hager of Logan and several nieces, nephews and cousins, aunts and uncles. Frank graduated from Logan High Senior High School in 1974. He attended Crossroads Community Church in Chapmanville. He was best known in the 1970's and 80's for his exceptional motocross skills, ranking in the top 1 percent in the nation. He later went on to start Mr. Munchie Bakery and Deli in his fathers grocery store. In 1981 he began the popular Frank's Pizza chain of restaurants, having his credit the satrt of 9 shops in total. Most recently, Frank is known for his full service Italion retaurants in Logan, WV and Pikeville, Ky., known as Chriico's Ristorante'. He is credited with having introduced his famous calzones and Frankwiches to his many loyal customers. He truly took pleasurein cooking for and pleasing everyone he served and knew. He has passed his legacy on to his three sons with whom he immensely enjoyed working dailey. Franks dynamic personality, love of people, unstoppable spirit and winning smile will be greatly missed by his family, greast multitude of friends and the communities he served. Funeral Services will be conducted on Thursday June 18, 2009 at 1:00 P.M. at James Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Wiley officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby. Visitaion will be from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. Wednesday June 17, 2009 at James Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.jamesfh.com James Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
I'm sorry to hear of Frank's passing. I graduated in 1974 (took shop classes with him) I joined the Air force in 1974 and retired in 1994. I now live in Louisianna. I remember once when he brought his motorcycle to school and was doing wheelies out behind the shops. It was cool but I think he did it mostly for the girls. God bless his family! I,m sure he's entered his MX in a chariot race in heaven. "LOVE TO ALL"!
Craig Sunderland Aug 4 2010 12:00 AM
Dear Family, My heart goes out to the whole family at the terrible lost of your dear one. I remember one time when Frankie was a little boy, he would come up an hang out with my brother Roger Hughes. I was about 5 years older than him. He was about 10 I was 15. He would alway measure to see if he was as tall as me. He passed me about a foot. I never seached 5 foot. My hope is one day seeing Frankie in the resurrection(John 5:28,29)On the new earth that Almighty God promised. (1Peter 3:13, Matthew 5:5) When sickness and death and pain will be things of the passed. (Revelation 21:3,4,5) We know these will happen because God cannot lie.(Titus 1:2)It is a promise from Him, Our Creator. He will be missed by all who knew him. My heart goes out to the family with great sympathy. Sincerely, Bonnie (Hughes) Farmer
Bonnie Farmer Jul 1 2009 12:00 AM
A great friend, hard worker, great chef. Will be sorely missed by me and everyone in Logan. My deepest condolences to the family and to the many friends of Frank.
Mike Sidebottom Jul 1 2009 12:00 AM
Justin & family, My heartfelt prayers are with you and the rest of your family. You dad will forever be missed. He done alot of good things for logan county.
Janet Kirk Jul 1 2009 12:00 AM
Frankie was a wonderful man. He was a hero to the motorcycle world,He was a great business man with a great personality and most of all he was a good person with a big smile.AsS family and friends,we will all miss him.
jenny Toney Jul 1 2009 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss.
JULIE Jul 1 2009 12:00 AM
i am so sadden for your loss.wish i could take some of your pain away.if anything i can do to help please let me know. i love all
cletus fraley Jul 1 2009 12:00 AM
Trina i am so sorry for the loss of frank ben & i both loved frank & you it will not be the same without him he was always doing something to make us laugh he always made me laugh when he was dancing i say frank you are stuck in the 70s frank was good to me & ben frank was a good man we will sadly miss him we love you frank love Alma & Ben Patrick & Rabbit
Alma & Ben Patrick &Rabbit Jul 1 2009 12:00 AM
Iam so sorry for you lost. He will be miss by all that knew him.
Mary Fenwick Yonts Jul 1 2009 12:00 AM
OUR THOUGHT'S AND PRAYER'S ARE WITH EACH OF YOU. FRANK ALWAY'S MADE US FEEL WELCOME AT THE RESTAURANT. WE ALSO KNEW FRANK WHEN HE RACED. A GOOD MAN.
DENNY & NINA MAHONE Jul 1 2009 12:00 AM