"In his own industry he holds membership in numerous foundry and other trade organizations. He has presented several papers at meetings of the American Foundry Society and on numerous occasions has lent assistance to students and instructors in a most real way.
"The fact that only two of the original eight employees with whom he began in 1958 are no longer with him is testimony to his relations with his employees. Opportunity is not restricted at Southern Alloy; initiative and ability are rewarded. Black and white people work together harmoniously. Men of each race have reached high degrees of responsibility and are suitably rewarded in a most important place; the pay check.
"Frank has never neglected what he terms the "real important things of life". His love of the outdoors has remained with him throughout his life. With Mary, his children and their families, he finds time for hunting, fishing and enjoying the world of nature in general.
"A licensed commercial pilot, Frank flies the company plane himself on customer calls. While he no longer has time for pleasure flying, he retains his youthful interest in private aviation. He is well known to FAA men in the area and numbers them with many other friends in aviation circles. He is always supporting anything for the betterment of flying
" Never an active participant in politics, he nevertheless is interested in good government and follows events closely. Many of his good friends are appointed or elected officials in government and he is always ready to lend his best efforts in the public interest."
"But above all Frank is a family man. Mary has shared their lifetime of ups and downs, now they share their pride in their children and grandchildren."
Frank Bobbitt has an interest in the activities and welfare of his numerous relatives. He keeps in touch with his many aunts and uncles, their children and their activities. He has long been an active member of the Bobbitt reunion and has rarely missed making the 1200 mile round trip journey to Cowen, West Virginia to visit with friends and distant relatives.
Frank Bobbitt is more active now than in any days of his life. When asked about retirement, it is one subject he is not interested in.