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Frank Messex III

May 25, 1989 January 5, 2019
Frank Messex III
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Frank Messex III, age 29, of Sullivan, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at his home.

Frank was born on May 25, 1989 in Washington, Missouri, to Frank Leon and Freda L. (Courtway) Messex. He grew up and attended school in Union, Missouri. Frank obtained the required certification and began working as a diesel mechanic. In 2014, Frank was blessed with his first child, a daughter, Lorelei Madelyn. He was united in marriage to Krystal Hensley on September 19, 2017, in Union, and they were blessed with their sons, Frank Alexander and Riley Mouser. Frank struggled with pain from previous injuries, which resulted in his recent disability. He loved the outdoors; fishing & hunting. Frank also enjoyed tinkering with vehicles. Most of all, he enjoyed his time spent with his family. Frank will be remembered for his big heart and compassion for others.

He is survived by his wife, Krystal Messex of Sullivan; one daughter, Lorelei Madelyn Mihlfeld of Union; two sons, Frank “Frankie” Alexander Messex of Sullivan, and Riley Mouser of Sullivan; his mother & stepfather, Freda Messex and Kevin Oshia of Sullivan; one sister, Stephanie Messex of Union; one brother, Cory Messex of St. Clair; one stepbrother, Keith Oshia of Sullivan; maternal grandparents, Mary Birmingham of Robertsville, and Raymond “Shorty” Courtway of Union; paternal grandmother, Mary Zekoll of Villa Ridge; nephew, Jadon Frankenberg; and numerous aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

Frank was preceded in death by his father, Frank L. Messex; and his paternal grandfather, Elmer Mayfield.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Friday, January 11, 2019 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan.

Funeral Services will then be conducted 4:00 PM, Friday, at the Eaton Funeral Home, with Pastor Andre L. Washington officiating. Following the service, cremation will take place.

Friends may send online condolences to Frank’s family at

All arrangements are under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan & Bourbon, MO.

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