Frank “Eddie” Antras
Frank “Eddie” Antras, 90, of Versailles passed away at 4 p.m., Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at his home. He was born at Petersburg in Boone County, Kentucky on November 8, 1930 the son of Louie and Mary Lela Block Antras. He was married to Vickie McKinley on June 27, 1953 and his wife of 68 years survives.
Other survivors include four sons William Antras of Old Town, Florida, Steve (Anne) Antras of Versailles, Michael (Sherri) Antras of Tullahoma, Tennessee, and Tom (Jennifer) Antras of Spokane, Washington; one daughter Leanna Phillippe of Rising Sun; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandchildren Jacob Daniel and Eric Thomas Antras, son-in-law Jay Phillippe, daughter-in-law Jennifer Antras, his brothers Russell and Louie Antras, and his sisters Ida Antras and Ann Goodpaster.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1948 to 1952 and rising to the rank of Sergeant. For service to his country Ed received the Combat Infantry Badge, Good Conduct Medal, United Nations Service Medal, and the Korean Service Medal with five Bronze Stars. Ed retired from the Jefferson Proving Ground in 1987 after working for 35 years as the head of EOD. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and had his last deer hunt at age 80 and last turkey hunt at age 83. He was a devoted family man and Gideon and always ready to share his love for the Lord. Ed was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church, Ripley County Gideon Camp, and the Versailles American Legion. He and Vicky also conducted a jail ministry for 20 years.
Funeral services were held on Monday, July 19 at 11 a.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Mike Cantrell officiating. Burial was in the Grandview Memorial Garden near Madison with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation was on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorials may be given to the Ripley County Gideon Camp in care of the funeral home.