Frank Segars

Harvey Franklin (Frank) Segars, Jr., 74, of Hoover, died Thursday, February 8, 2024, after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey Franklin Segars, Sr., and Ruth Owens Segars; and one brother, Joe Segars.

He is survived by his wife, Julia Harwell Segars; children Franklin Todd (Todd) Segars and Angela Segars Anderegg; stepchildren Emily Elizabeth Thomas and Tate Sanders Thomas; daughters-in-law Suzanne Johnson Segars and Alexandra Arrington Thomas; son-in-law Matthew John Anderegg; granddaughters Grace Elizabeth Segars, Claire Elise Segars, Alana Ruth Anderegg and Regan Margaret Anderegg; brothers Mike Segars and Tommy Segars, and many other loved ones.

The oldest of four boys, Frank was born June 24, 1949, in Hartselle, where he grew up. He was a graduate of Morgan County High School and the University of Alabama Huntsville, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resources Management. He enjoyed a 34-year career with Southern Company, where he served in many Human Resources roles, including HR Director for Southern Company Services and Healthcare and Group Benefits Manager for Southern Company. He served in leadership roles in the Birmingham Personnel Society and in the Society for Human Resources Management, both locally and nationally.

Frank’s love for his family was immeasurable and demonstrable. He routinely gifted his beloved wife of 27 years with flowers “because it is Friday,” and was especially proud of his children and grandchildren. He was a dedicated member of Golden Springs Baptist Church in Anniston, where he lived until recently.

He was fond of fresh- and salt-water fishing, trading vehicles and luring in the unsuspecting with elaborate tales that usually ended with a punchline. A true Southerner, his fish tales were always amusing and grew in scope with each telling.

Frank’s truest gift was in feeding others. He enjoyed lavishing friends and family with his hallmark barbecue ribs and seafood gumbo, often unexpectedly appearing at their doors with a feast. He laid out elaborate breakfast spreads and hamburger meals for his son Tate’s football teammates and friends who descended on his home almost every weekend for years.

He frequently stocked the pantry and freezer of a local shelter for battered women and their children, and made a habit of giving roadside beggars a couple of dollars for a meal.

Frank was a great mentor to many young people and provided valuable HR counseling to various organizations in many sectors.

He was a beloved member of his family and community, and will be greatly missed by all.

A family graveside service will be held Monday, February 12, at Currie-Jefferson Memorial Gardens in Hoover. A celebration of life will be held Thursday, February 15, at Shades Crest Baptist Church, 452 Park Avenue, Hoover, AL, 35226. Visitation begins at 1 p.m., followed by a service at 2 p.m.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to your local community food bank.

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