Frank “Kentucky Gambler” McWhorter

Frank "Kentucky Gambler" McWhorter

Born in Albany, KY on September 20, 1947

Departed on August 31, 2020 and resided in Gallatin, TN

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Frank “Kentucky Gambler” McWhorter, age 72 of Gallatin, TN, passed away August 31, 2020.  Frank was born September 20, 1947 in Albany, KY.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Margie Bell McWhorter; son, Shane McWhorter and grandson, Keith Patton.  He is survived by his devoted wife of 43 years, Marsha McWhorter; sons, Donnie Patton, Rusty Patton and Mike Patton; grandchildren, Chad Patton, Cody Patton, Shawn Patton, Mitch Patton, Trent Patton and Kobe McWhorter; brother, Jim McWhorter; sister, Sara McWhorter; great grandchildren, Landynn Patton, Kadence Patton and Benjamin Patton; several nieces and nephews.

Frank was owner and operator of B & M Trucking since 1994.  He was a member of Gallatin Country Club, was an avid golfer, enjoyed Tennessee Walking Horses, loved trucking and RVing.

Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 4th from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Joey Harrington and Charlie Caplinger officiating.  Interment will follow in Sumner Memorial Gardens with Chad Patton, Cody Patton, Shawn Patton, Trent Patton, Todd Mostrong and Kobe McWhorter serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be employees of B & M Trucking, Mitch Patton, Bob Ingrum, Jason Allen and Eddie Woods.  Visitation will be Thursday, September 3rd from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and Friday, September 4th from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.

Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be submitted at  (615) 502-0011 Obit Line (615) 502-0555


  1. Babsie chilton kalember September 1, 2020 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    Frankie and my Uncle Charlie Upchurch were great friends they both owned their own trucks at a young age. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this very sad and hard time.

  2. Babsie chilton kalember September 1, 2020 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    He was a awesome person. Heaven truly gained a awesome angel.

  3. Kelly C Partridge September 2, 2020 at 12:33 am - Reply

    Uncle Frank, have missed seeing you in your RV the last few years. I know you loved driving it around the country and visiting El Centro in the spring. Not going to be the same without you in our family.
    You were a such a giving soul.
    Rest in Peace with the Angels

  4. Lisa Butler September 2, 2020 at 1:20 am - Reply

    Frank was a wonderful person and I know he’ll be missed by many. He was a great person to work for. Prayers for as you roll on buddy to heavens gates

  5. Karen Thrasher September 2, 2020 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    So very sorry to hear of this great loss. Frankie was Larry’s first cousin and they would talk on the phone about both their fight against cancer. There is a great reunion in Heaven ! May God comfort you all in the coming weeks.

  6. Anita Lowhorn September 2, 2020 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with the family

  7. Anita Pryor Lowhorn September 2, 2020 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    So very sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. Prayers for all during this difficult time.

  8. Donald and Debbie Craft September 2, 2020 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    Donald and I express our condolences to Frank’s family. We truly appreciate all he did to help individuals get a start in life. Especially if he knew they were from Clinton County. Blessings.

  9. Phil Gumpert September 2, 2020 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    Dear Marsha and family my deepest condolences for your loss Frank was a terrific guy and I always had a great respect for how he conducted his business with honesty and integrity.He will be missed May God Bless you all and help to comfort you in your time of need. Sincerely Phil and Judy Gumpert .

  10. Mildred Cornwell September 3, 2020 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    So Sorry, Hope you all are doing ok.
    He was a nice Man.

    Love , Mildred

  11. JoAnn Guffey September 3, 2020 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear about Frankie, you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Dianne Richardson September 4, 2020 at 1:20 am - Reply

    Marsha and boys. So very sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. My thoughts and prayers will be with you as you face this next few days. My God comfort you. DON AND DIANNE RICHARDSON

  13. Danny Hurst September 4, 2020 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    Always brought sunshine on a cloudy day. Either was cussing me or Smiling. Will miss you man

  14. Kevin Birdwell September 4, 2020 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    He was a friend of my dad’s Rex Birdwell and a friend of mine! Always was willing to answer any questions I had about trucking and help any way he could! He was one of the best he will be missed by many!! RIP Frank!

  15. Jon Weidner September 4, 2020 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    Jim, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Jon and Geretta Weidner

  16. Don & Sherry Patton September 5, 2020 at 1:15 am - Reply

    Papa Frank..truly a remarkable man, one of the good guys. I can see him now sitting tall and smiling on a breathtaking high stepper as he prances through those pearly white gates! As the angels sing their welcoming song, we know that Heaven truly gained an amazing new angel. Rest now Frank, you will be missed by all of us.
    Even though we cannot be there, our hearts are with you all at this time.
    Love to you Mom (Marsha) and condolences to the entire family.

  17. Gene martin September 13, 2020 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    RIP Frank ! Haul them Tom-A-Toes on them streets of gold.You were a good man.Peace to your family.

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