Roy Franklin Woolwine, Jr (Frankie) was killed in a single car accident at 2:00am on Saturday August 6, 2016. He was 16 years old. He was driving 79mph in a 35mph zone with a .19 alcohol level.
Frank had so much to give in life. He was a very happy-go-lucky kid that never met a stranger. He had over eight different high schools represented at his funeral. He loved hanging out with his grandparents, uncles, and cousins. He was a good athlete that had tremendous potential in both football and lacrosse. He was a leader on the field. All that was lost when he made several poor decisions. If he’d just “taken a second” and had given his decisions more thought, he may be alive today.
Frank left behind his dad, stepmother, a little brother, a step brother and three stepsisters. I’m sure if he had that day and night back he would make different decisions.
This is where the concept of the Frankie Woolwine Story, Inc came to fruition. As his father, I feel that if we can get kids to stop and take that second to “think,” these types of accidents can be avoided. I know some of his friends are still making “stupid” decisions, but I do feel that by speaking out in the open and keeping his memory alive, they are avoiding getting into vehicles. With your help we can continue our mission.