March 10, 1905 ~ January 29, 2006
Frank H. DuBose was born March 10, 1905, in Tuskegee, Alabama and died January 29, 2006, after a brief illness. He grew up in Macon, Georgia and played basketball at Auburn University where he was an All-Southern center. In 1986 he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Honor at Auburn and this year was honored again as Auburn celebrates its 100th year of basketball. In November, the Auburn Athletic Department made a video of him recounting games and life at the college in the twenties. Frank DuBose was a high school teacher and coach until called to duty in the US Army in April, 1941. He served in the US and Korea, leaving active duty in 1948, as a Lt Colonel. He resumed his teaching career in the South Bay in the Industrial Arts Departments of Redondo Union High and Mira Costa and helped open Aviation High. He retired in 1970. He has been an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Redondo for 57 years. Frank DuBose married his college sweetheart, Caroline Drake, and they celebrated 72 years of marriage before her death in 1998. A bench on the Strand in Manhattan Beach at 17th Street celebrates their 70th wedding anniversary. He is survived by two daughters, Frances Johnson and Polly Pitsker, and a son, Frank H. DuBose, Jr. and was preceded in death by a son, Edwin (Chip) DuBose. There are ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren, who with spouses and other family and friends all gathered last March for a gala 100th birthday party to celebrate this wonderful man who touched so many lives in his 100 years. Friends are invited to a memorial service to be held March 12, 2006 at 3pm at the First United Methodist Church, 243 South Broadway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to The First United Methodist Church of Redondo Beach at the address above.
Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle