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Francis W. "Hank" Sylvester

August 16, 1928 - March 25, 2018

Francis W. “Hank” Sylvester, 89, of Hendersonville passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the Elizabeth House. He was the son of the late Harry and Mary Usilton Sylvester. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Helen and Patricia.

Francis retired from DuPont after 35 years of service. He served in the US Marine Corps during WWII and graduated from both Beacom and Wharton Business College. Francis attended Main Street Baptist Church and was an avid reader. He also enjoyed golf and watching sports.

Survivors include his loving wife of 68 years, Margaret Finney Sylvester; daughter, Susan Sylvester Lindeman and husband Keith; their children, Nathan and Mason; son, Michael Stuart Sylvester and wife Linda, and their children, Leann, Katy, Trinon and Matthew.

Per his request no services will be held.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Main Street Baptist Church, 202 S Main St. Hendersonville, NC 28792.

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