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Worldon "Sonny" Franks, Jr
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Birth: Sep. 30, 1942
Crowville
Franklin Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Jul. 28, 2007
Shreveport
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA

Worldon "Sonny" Franks, Jr.

SHREVEPORT, LA - Funeral services for Worldon "Sonny" Franks, Jr. will be held Wednesday, August 1st at 11:30 a.m. at Rose-Neath' Funeral Home, Southside Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Clarence Chism. Interment will follow in Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Keithville, LA. "Military Rites will be conducted by the 12th District Dept. of LA, Veterans of Foreign Wars-HONOR GUARD. The family will receive friends at Rose-Neath on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Mr. Franks was born September 30, 1942 in Crowville, LA. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1965. During his outstanding military career he served three tours in Vietnam and received numerous military awards including a Silver Star for gallantry in combat, a Purple Heart for wounds sustained in battle, and a Bronze Star for bravery in combat. In addition to these outstanding accomplishments, Mr. Franks received several other awards throughout his military career, which served to demonstrate his loyalty and dedication to the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.

Mr. Franks was preceded in death by his parents, Worldon and Dollie Franks, his brother Rev. Leon Franks, and sister Pearlie Mae Lilly. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Lucy Franks; Children, Michelle (Franks) Trejo, Rhonda (Brakefield) Loga, Eric Brakefield, all of Shreveport, LA and John Brakefield of Baton Rouge, LA; grandchildren, Natalie Marie Trejo, Fernando Trejo, Heather Brakefield, Chelsie Pantalion, Traci Sepulvado, Rachel McCain and Colette Fitzgerald. He is also survived by his two sisters, Mary Lilly and Dessie Lee Tillman, three great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and friends and two special nephews, Jerry Franks and Robert Lilly.

Serving as pallbearers will be John Brakefield, Eric Brakefield, Jose Trejo, AJ Loga, Jeffery Sepulvado, and Jerry Franks. Honorary pallbearers will be Casey Franks and Robert Lilly.

Mr. Franks enjoyed hunting, fishing, barbecuing, and spending time with friends and family. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved laughter. He was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Worlden Franks (1894 - 1970)
  Dollie Cain Franks (1915 - 1990)
 
 Siblings:
  Dessie Lee Franks Tillman (1932 - 2010)*
  Pearly Mae Franks Lilly (1936 - 2001)*
  Worldon Franks (1942 - 2007)
  Mary Duane Franks Lilly (1951 - 2010)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery
Keithville
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Created by: John Andrew Prime
Record added: Jul 31, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20709833
Worldon Sonny Franks, Jr
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Worldon Sonny Franks, Jr
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The Silver Star Medal of the U.S. Armed Forces is the third highest military decoration, and is awarded for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States not justifying a Service Cross. We the people, thank you for your service, and uncommon ...(Read more)
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 Added: Aug. 14, 2009
The Purple Heart Medal of the U.S. Armed Forces is awarded to those who have been wounded or killed while serving on or after April 5, 1917 with the U.S. Military. All gave some, some gave all! We the people, thank you for your service, valor, and sacri...(Read more)
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U.S. ARMY MOTTO "THIS WE'LL DEFEND". SIVER STAR, AND PURPLE HEART MEDALS.
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 Added: Jul. 9, 2009
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