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Bill FRANKS

Andrews North Cemetery
Andrews County,
Texas

Bill
January 16, 1924-July 2, 2011
Please see military marker

*Obituary for Bill
W. H. (Bill) Franks, Sr. 87, of Andrews passed from this life on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at the Monahans Managed Care Center in Monahans, Texas. He was born in Midland, Texas on January 16, 1924 to J. M. Franks and Florence Manuel Franks and was a long-time rancher in Andrews County.

Bill served his country during WWII in the US Navy as Seaman, First Class aboard the USS San Saba and married Bobbye Juanita Brown on September 9, 1949 in Midland. They moved to Willcox, Arizona, where he worked on the 3 Links Ranch and then returned to Texas in 1955 to the Clabber Hill Ranch in Andrews County. .

Bill served his country during WWII in the US Navy as Seaman, First Class aboard the USS San Saba and married Bobbye Juanita Brown on September 9, 1949 in Midland. They moved to Willcox, Arizona, where he worked on the 3 Links Ranch and then returned to Texas in 1955 to the Clabber Hill Ranch in Andrews County.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Joseph M. "Joe" Franks, Jr., Rupert Franks and Joseph Hoss Franks; two sisters, Myrtle Hamilton and Opal Enloe and a grandson, Doug Franks.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sons, Bill Franks, Jr. and wife, Patti of Kermit, TX
and Michael T. Franks and wife, Mary of Lubbock, TX; one brother, Alfred Franks of Stanton, TX; two sisters, Bessie Guthrie of Midland, TX and Ila Merle Northof Crane, TX. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Dawn Poyner, Dodie Miller, Michael Franks, Andy Fires and Amy Peck; ten great-grandchildren, Gabrie, Taylor, Cooper, Maddie, Chase, Saxtyn, Bayleigh, Riley, Dawson and Luke.

Published by McNett Funeral Home.

Bobbye
July 29, 1929-August 20, 2009

*Obituary for Bobbye
Bobbye Franks, 80, of Andrews passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2009 at Permian Residential Care Center in Andrews.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 23, 2009 at McNett Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Andrews North Cemetery under the direction of McNett Funeral Home.

Bobbye was born on July 29, 1929 in Scurry County, Texas. She married Bill Franks on September 9, 1949 in Midland. They moved to Andrews in 1955. She was a rancher's wife and helped to work cattle, cook for the cowboys and everything else that came with ranch life.

She also owned and operated the Andrews Roller Rink since 1976, and loved all the kids that came to the skating rink. She also worked at the Blossom Shop flower shop for several years. She loved animals and really loved her Pugs. She also enjoyed camping and trips to Ruidoso, N.M.

She was preceded in death by her parents, R.B. and Ellie Brown; brother, Cleon Brown; and a grandson, Doug Franks.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Franks of Andrews; sons, Bill Franks, Jr. and wife Patti of Kermit and Michael Franks and wife Mary of Lubbock; one sister, Beverly Lewis of Midland; five grandchildren, Dawn Poyner, Dodie Miller, Amy Peck, Andy Fires and Michael Franks; and nine great-grandchildren, Gabie, Taylor, Cooper, Maddie, Chase, Bayleigh, Riley, Dawson and Luke.

Memorials may be made to Home Hospice of Andrews. www.mcnettfuneralhome.com

Contributed on 3/23/20 by neldapat
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