Franklin Gordon Tanner-Duran was born on December 20th, 1985. He sadly passed away on November 17th, 2022.
Frank was born in Oklahoma and lived in Oklahoma for most of his young adult life. Frank also lived in North Carolina, before finally making his way to Southern California. It is in Southern California where he met his soulmate, Vince.
Frank was a fan of all kinds of sports, however soccer was his favorite sport of all – he even played on an adult league in Oklahoma. Aside from sports, Frank was passionate about anything creative – knitting, adult legos, painting and most importantly photography.
Prior to his passing, Frank lived an amazing life – filled with family. He enjoyed large family gatherings, cooking for people and being the funnest uncle to all of his nieces and nephews; in fact, all the children in the family proclaimed him to be their “favorite uncle”. You would always know where to find him at any large family gathering – playing with the kids!
Frank and his husband Vince traveled the world together – Iceland, Bali, Barcelona to name a few, and they most recently spent their 5 year wedding anniversary in Fiji, and had aspirations to retire together in Maui, their favorite destination of all.
Frank was a man of God; he worked at a church in Oklahoma and attended Mid America Christian University, where he received his Bachelors of Arts in Hospital Administration. He also served as a volunteer at churches and often signed up to adopt a family during holidays.
Frank loved his job and the family he made from his career. He was a successful Store Manager for Walgreens, where he spent countless hours leading a team of individuals and impacting lives within his role. Frank also loved working on his “side hustle” with Vince – their real estate short term rental business. Frank loved using that time to spend time together with Vince, where they tag teamed together on projects.
Anyone who ever met Frank always said he was “one of the nicest guys” they’ve ever met – full of love and servitude towards others, with a smile on his face and always with good intent. He will surely be missed, but his legacy of love will continue on in spirit.
He is survived by his husband, Vince Tanner-Duran, father, Terrance Tanner and many loving family members and friends.
Please join us for a viewing and service memorial to celebrate Frank’s life on Thursday, December 8th 2022 from 11-4pm at England Family Mortuary.

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  1. Frank, I miss you so much. Heaven has gained a special angel. I have so many memories of us but I will always cherish us singing car karaoke, while taking a day trip around California. I love you sooo much. I’m so lucky to have experienced life with you… Rest well Bestie❤️

  2. Dearest Brother,
    I’m so very thankful to the Lord for the countless hours He allowed us all to have with you. When coming to Temecula, our visit felt complete when the front doors would open around 6p: We would hear you rustling in, not only greeting Bronx, but letting everyone know you were home. I would think to myself, “Finally! Brother’s home! We can see where we’ll be Postmating dinner tonite!” How good has God been to have us share so many meals together with Mitchy, Ma/Pa, and Ryder. I loved how we would always have Ryder lead the family in the most warm and funniest prayer prior to eating, and the fun would ensue with life updates, lots of laughs, and full bellies. I will also cherish our hangs in the dining room – you painting or working on your computer while I bullet journaled. I knew our night was coming to an end when Mitchy would greet us with a, “What’s up, Nerds?!” from the stairs, as he came downstairs to check on you. Before you would turn in, you would always say, “Awww, sis, this was so much fun. Can’t wait till we can do this again.”

    You gave the best hugs and always made Ryder and I feel so at home. I’ll cherish all of our fun conversations talking about anything and everything. I can’t thank you enough for the love and time you gave being the most awesome uncle to Ryder.

    The true test of a person’s life can be measured not just with accomplishments one has achieved (which you have many), or places one has gone (which are innumerable). In my humble opinion, a legacy left where people were left better for knowing you, the way you lived your life – one of kindness, honor, and integrity, and how you loved so unapologetically – goodness, I believe that’s what I’ll miss most about you.

    I love you, brother. I can attest that Ryder and I are better people because the Lord so graciously allowed us to not just know you personally, but to call you family. To that, God will always be good and wonderful for having you present here on earth to ultimately point us all back to Him; That, certainly, is a life will lived.

  3. Dear Frank,

    You have always brought so much joy and happiness into my life, and I am thankful I was able to know you and call you a friend. You and Vince were the fun couple at the gym that everyone looked forward to training with. I will always remember your smile, your kind voice, the way you made me and everyone around you feel. I loved that you were so easy to talk to about literally anything. You were so delightful and funny and the way you and Vince would talk to each other and encourage each other always warmed my heart. I always loved how you two were the perfect compliment to each other. Not only in love but in your side business as well. Vince had the creative eye and styling to put a magical space together, and you had the skill and knowledge to build it and bring it all to fruition. It was fun watching you two create amazing spaces together. I am so heartbroken you are no longer here on this earth, but your love and spirit will always be with us. Until we meet again my friend.

  4. You were truly Heaven sent when you came to 9884 in May of 2019. We instantly clicked and was stuck like glue to the very end. It was an honor being your ASMT, Sr Tech, but most importantly your Friend. You taught me so much your first week there that I had no clue how to do previously. You Loved teaching and you were great at it. So patient but stern. I always say that you’ll be a great counselor, because you listen so well and help with solutions lol. You challenged everyone at the store and helped them to come out of their shells and try new things which meant a promotion for most. You brought our entire team together and made us Family (the front end and pharmacy). I’m going to miss our calls/text’s, and I’m truly going to miss seeing you and hearing your laugh. I’m going to miss gossiping with you for sure lol, seeing your smile and your constructive criticism (it helped me more than you know). I’m crying while writing this, because I never thought that I’ll never be able to tell you these things ever again in person. Thank you for being A Friend; Golden Girls theme song fits you so perfectly. This is a devastating loss for not only our team, but 2 districts. You’re truly loved by so many people all over the world.

    I hope you’re able to meet my Mom in Heaven and y’all are dancing together.

    I Love and miss you Frank aka Boo

  5. I didn’t know you personally, but by seeing the love that surrounds you, I can tell you are a wonderful person and that the world lost a good soul too early. May you continue to stay close to your family and friends as their guardian angel🤍

  6. Hey Frankalicious, it’s your daughter I’m so sad to see you leave; you really impacted my life since I met u and ima miss ur hugs and laughter so much

    love you from your daughter Karizma

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