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In 1959, after 25 years in the military, he requested retirement so that he could return home to the family business of farming. It would be a change of vocation that would present many challenges. He had a complete lack of knowledge of cotton farming as well as the necessary experience to deal with employees and the inherent problems they posed. Though Frank was proficient in dealing with military personnel, this was entirely different. Consequently, under his 72-year-old father, he began training for this second career and a conversion to the civilian way of doing things. This father-son relationship was a close and happy one at a time that Frank and Dorothy and the children ware making the adjustment to country life. With Jane a junior in high school and Tom getting ready to begin first grade, the problems of farm and family kept them busy. 

Upon his father's death in 1964, Frank took over the farming operation - Eutaw Plantation of Minter City. Like all other farmers, he and his family are striving to remain abreast of the technological changes, as well as the financial pressures of that industry.  Each day brings new and greater challenges. 

Daughter, Jane, is now married and living in Fort Walton, Florida, and has two children about to graduate from Florida State University. Son, Tom, is also married and is presently running the family operation at Minter City. He has two boys, ages 12 and 17, who, it is hoped, will carry on the family farming tradition.

Sturdivant has been active in community affairs, serving on various committees of the Delta Council, Sunnyside Lion's Club, Boy Scouts, the Minter City Board, in various organizations promoting farming interests, and as a member of the Episcopal Church of the Nativity. 

Once he retired and he spent his leisure hours with family and friends traveling, golfing and walking the beach at Dauphen Island. Frank felt a great sense of pride, achievement and satisfaction in knowing he has served his family, his community, his church, and his country with honor and distinction. 

What better legacy can any man leave? 

Fraternity Brothers
Fraternity Brothers:
L to R: Frank Sturdivant, Eta; 

R. D. Harrison (P-10) , Beta Epsilon;
Ralph A. Hardin (P-7);
Richard E. Davis, Beta Iota

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Source: "History of the 39th Bomb Group"