Frank Hartline, 85, passed away Saturday Dec. 22, 2012 at a local hospital.He was born in Knoxville, Tenn., June 29, 1927, to Granville and Harriet Hartline, both whom predeceased him.He was predeceased by his wife of many years, Catherine Everett Hartline; Siblings are Jim (Gerry) Hartline, of Virginia, Bob (Virginia) Hartline, of Cleveland, Tenn., Marian (Bill) Jamborski, of Knoxville, Tenn., and Shirley Hartline, who predeceased him, and Polly (Trin) Wooten. of Rossville, Ga., who survives him; Children, Susan Hartline, who predeceased him, and Rick Hartline and Linda Hartline Johnson, both of Cleveland, who survive him; Grandchildren are Ashley (Brad) Wolfe, Alex Knight and Creed Knight; Great-grandchildren are Avery Wolfe and Ian Wolfe, all of Chattanooga.After school, Frank went to work at Delta Air Lines as a ticket clerk. Then he moved on to be an underwriter for Provident Life Insurance where he worked until he retired, advancing to be a Vice President. He loved to tell stories of his travels for Provident and people he met.He was a talented lifetime inventor, who loved to tinker in his shop. His other favorite hobby was traveling and meeting new people to talk to.There will be no service.The family wishes to thank the staff of Elmcroft Senior Care, and the staff of Memorial Hospital for their extraordinary kindness and care of Frank at the end of his life. Also thanks to the staff at Lane Funeral Home, who have always taken care of our family and relatives through the years at this time of need, for their outstanding kindness and professional care.Arrangements are by Lane Funeral Home at Ashland Terrace 877-3524.