Frank was born in Dumbarton East, growing up in Newton and attending primary and secondary schools in the local area, at Knoxland Primary and Dumbarton Academy.
A keen footballer from an early age, Frank signed for Clydebank before being called up for his National Service in the RAF where he served his time as a dog handler.
Football remained a keen interest, however, as he played for the RAF Middle East football team and captained the side.
When Frank returned to Dumbarton, he signed for his hometown club and played for the Sons whilst working in the torpedo factory in Alexandria. After leaving Dumbarton, he continued to play football for a number of junior clubs.
He earned a trial with Charlton Athletic where he rubbed shoulders with Brian Clough – commenting that he was a great player and finisher.
On his return, Frank continued to promote and support all sports in the local area. So much so, he was a member of Dumbarton Sports Council and was keen to promote women in local sports.
Frank was a season ticket holder at the club for many years where he attended with his son, Frank, until illness limited his attendance.
His funeral will take place on Wednesday October 18 at 11.15am at Cardross Crematorium, and then the Abbotsford Hotel.
All at Dumbarton FC send our condolences to his wife Betty, sons Frank and Scot, and his extended family and friends.