Franklin Hines, 70

Franklin Eugene "Frank", "Mercman," Hines, 70, of Wabash, died at 10:09 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at his home.

He was born Aug. 30, 1948, in Marion, to Oren Eugene and Estella Margaret (Shiveley) Hines.

Frank was a 1967 graduate of Fairmount High School. He married Sandra Graves in Kokomo, on May 5, 2002.

Frank worked for Wabash Alloys. He was a collector of life's treasures. He enjoyed going to flea markets, rummage sales, auctions, going to car shows, racing, woodworking, fishing, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Hines of Wabash; eight children, Melissa (Roger) Smith of Syracuse, Franklin (Chrissy) Hines Jr., Jonny (Tiffani) Hines, and Adelin Adams, all of Wabash, Robert (Samantha) Graves of Stockton, Mo., David (Pam) Graves of Fort Wayne, Everett (Sarah) Graves of Stockton, and Nathan (Sherry) Graves of South Carolina; 21 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Cheryl (Joel) Pence of Syracuse, and brothers-in-law, David Jeffers of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Scott (Susan) Jeffers of Bunker Hill. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Amanda Hines, and good friend, Sherry Hines.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Chaplain Herb Hughs officiating. 

Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-8pm Monday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Hands of Hope.

The memorial guest book for Franklin may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Feb 15