Homer Eugene Franks AC5CI
Born in Ridge, Texas on Aug. 26, 1935
Departed on Mar. 17, 2007 and resided in Caldwell, TX.
Services: Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Homer Eugene Franks, 71, of Caldwell, died Saturday, March 17, 2007 at his residence. Mr. Franks was born August 26, 1935 in Ridge, Texas the son of Homer Elbert and Floral Murlean Gray Franks. Homer was a graduate of A & M Consolidated High School and attended Texas A & M University, where he was a member of the Corp. of Cadets. He was retired from the Houston Fire Department and was a Master Carpenter, Ham Radio operator, enjoyed fishing and loved to play music with the local bands. Mr. Franks was a past Master Mason, Scottish Rite, of Caldwell Masonic Lodge #56. His family described him as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
On January 2, 1956 he was married to the former Emma Jean Pennington in Hugo, Oklahoma.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Jean Franks, three sons and a daughter-in-law: Homer (Bimbo) Jr., James Alan (Frog), and James Robert (Bobby) and wife Dianne, three daughters and sons-in-law: Teresa (Ressie) and Grady Warner, Nancy (PeeWee) and Ronald Sebesta and Paige (Pumpkin) and Phil Bamberg. He is further survived by his brother James Lee Carter and wife Pamela, eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild as well as numerous other relatives.
The funeral service will be Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Strickland Funeral Home in Caldwell with the Rev. Rick Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow at the Masonic Cemetery in Caldwell.
Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 19, 2007 at the funeral home with the family present from 6"00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The family has requested that Memorials be given to the Calvary Baptist Church, Caldwell, Texas.
Serving as pallbearers will be; Cody Yenger, Ethan Sebesta, Jarrod Franks, Joshua Franks, Tommy Novosad and James Beaty. Honorary pallbearers are Alec and Aidan Bamberg.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home, 530 Hwy. 36 South, Caldwell, Texas 77836.
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