October 19, 2009
Charles Leon Franks
Charles went to be with his Lord, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009 at the age of
Charles was born on Feb. 5, 1939 in Sherman to Grant Leo Franks
and Elizabeth King Franks.
He married Patsy Franklin on Jan. 19, 1957.
Charles is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Patsy Franklin
Franks of Sherman; son, Charles Ray Franks and wife Cathie of Howe; daughters,
Debbie Polonchak of Howe, and Cheryl Keeling and James Calhoun of Sherman;
sister, Kim Johnson of Denison. He is also survived by grandchildren, Racheal
Sedmack and husband Joey of Howe, Charles William Franks and Jessica Keirns
of Sherman, Michael Polonchak of Denison, Travis Keeling of Denison, Jesse
Franks and Alex Smith of Howe, Jesseca Franks of Howe, Matty Polonchak
of Howe, Brock Taylor of Denison, Chris Griffin of Howe and Alyssa Hutson
of Little Elm; great-grandchildren, Ayla Pierson Franks, Michael Taylor
Franks, Heath Ryan Franks all of Howe, and Chase Alexander Tomlinson of
Denison, and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Franks was a retired over-the-road truck driver having worked
for several local companies.
He was an avid hunter and took several hunting trips over the years
with his son and grandsons. He was a lifetime member of the North American
Hunting Club. He enjoyed camping with his wife, family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Patsy Ferguson,
Gloria Cook, Kathy Watson and brother Harlan Franks.
Family will receive friends from 6 -8 p.m. on Monday, Oct., 19 at
Waldo Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20,
2009 at Southside Baptist Church in Denison. Burial will follow at the
Cedarlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. Keith Taylor will officiate. Arrangements
are under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Jamie Ferguson, B.J. Watson, Cody Johnson, Rick
Higginbotham, Scott Renfro, David Renfro, Jason Tomlinson and Kelly Gann.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. Frank's grandsons and his dear lifelong
friends, Jerry Renfro and Joe Williamson.