Howard T. Franks
March 23, 1931 ~ July 24, 2012
Howard went home July 24, 2012. He was born in Keighley, KS to Howard and Tressie Franks on March 23, 1931. He spent his early years in KS working various farms and more importantly confessing Jesus and his Lord and Savior. At 13, he moved to El Paso where he worked for the telephone company and American Airlines. In 1951, he joined the US Air Force and served one tour in Korea and two tours in Vietnam. He retired from the Air Force Reserve as a Master Sergeant, having served for more than 30 years. He also worked and retired from the civil service. His sense of humor, love of God, family people, country, planes, motorcycles, RV's and travel were the hallmarks of his life. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce Mullinex Franks. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Magness Franks; son, William (Ellen) Franks; daughter, Chief Susan Franks (USN Ret.), daughter, Janet (Shannon) Bachman; grandchildren, Rachel, Juliana, Taylor, Kate Lynn; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Christian; and sister, Faye Dominy. A celebration of his life and home-going will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to The Country Church, Marion, TX or a charity of one's choice.