OBITUARY

Bo Quentin J. Franks

July 6, 1938May 7, 2019
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“Bo” Quentin Jerald Franks, age 80, was born on July 6, 1938 to “PeeWee” Quentin Sam, and Frances Maybell King Franks, in Austin, Texas. Bo was married to Susan Wakefield Franks and resided in Bastrop, Texas. Bo lived a big, wonderful life. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in the class of 1956, attended the University of Texas and was a military veteran. He and his brother “Scooter” Frank E. Franks have been associated and traveled the world with Willie Nelson & Family as the merchandising company.

Bo’s greatest interests were flying his airplane, collecting antique cars, and western and Native American antiques. He was a knowledgeable Texas Historian. His greatest joys were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren with whom he shared many activities. He and his wife were event producers and own The Original Round Top Antiques Fair.

Preceded in death by his parents, “Pee Wee” Quentin Sam Franks and Frances Maybell King Franks; brother, “Sammy” Sam Henry Franks; son and daughter-in-law, “Jerry” Jerald Quentin and Julie Edwards Franks; and niece, Samantha Renè Franks.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Susan Wakefield Franks; brother, “Scooter” Frank E. Franks and wife Joan; children, John Franks, James Franks and wife Francine, Keely Franks Bauler; grandchildren, “Quen” Jerald Quentin Franks, James Ethan Franks and wife Angela, Andrea Franks, Victoria Herrera and husband Jeremy, James Austin Franks, Georgia Bauler, Madison Franks, and Isabella Bauler; and great-grandchildren, “Bo” Benjamin Flora, and Fiona Franks.

The family will receive visitors from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Cook-Walden North Lamar Funeral Home. A Funeral Service to be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, May 10, 2019 in the Colonial Chapel of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, located at 6100 North Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas, with interment to immediately follow at Austin Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Stephen F. Austin High School Class of ‘56 Scholarship for Continuing Education Fund C/O Austin Trust Company, 336 South Congress, Suite 100 Austin, Texas 78704 or Hospice Austin’s Christopher House.

  • DONATIONS

  • Stephen F. Austin High School Class of ‘56 Scholarship for Continuing Education Fund C/O Austin Trust Company
  • Hospice Austin’s Christopher House

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 10, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, May 10, 2019

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Rayshel Clingan (Teague Family)

May 11, 2019

Another wonderful era in our family has passed. My cousin Bo was one of the few people who’d sit and tell me personal stories about my grandfather, the good, and the bad. My grandfather died when I was a young woman in my early twenties, and Bo would share wonderful stories with me about him... such as when his mother and my grandfather were arguing as she sat in her car then she drove off, running over my grandfather’s feet. Lol.

Bo and his wife Susan, whom we love and adore, put on the BEST shows at our family reunions. Those memories will always be treasured. We call Susan, “Saint Susan,” because we all know she is the backbone and the glue of all we saw with Bo through the years... she is in our prayers and is loved by more people than she probably knows. We thank you Susan for being such an excellent partner to Bo... in fun and in goodness and in knowing the little moments truly counted. We loved Bo, a big man with a big mustache and an even bigger legacy than he probably imagined. May we all keep a little of Bo’s spirit within us.
PS... Years ago, he used the suction cup contraption on his medicine man rig to try to help my boobs grow bigger - I’ve got a picture of that moment somewhere. think I need my money back. Lol.

Here’s to you Bo! We will miss you.

Prayers and love to all.

Becky Jean Teague Fowler

May 9, 2019

It was always fun to go with my family (Joe, Joyce , John, and Kathy Teague) to the Teague Family reunion. One of the most fun times was when he had a young bull named Jelly Roll. This bull took a liking to my daughter Savannah. He would follow her all over the pasture looking for treats and even try to kiss her.

I also really liked his collection of antique toys that were on display in a big room in the house.

Randy Mican

May 9, 2019

Susan, my sincere sympathy to you and your family.

David Hoedebeck

May 9, 2019

I always enjoyed seeing and listening to Bo and Uncle Joe trying to top each other’s stories, at Teague Family reunions. But my favorite memory is the reunion we had at the house near Cedar Creek (Bastrop) and Bo and Uncle Joe disagreeing on the proper way to turn the ice cream crank while tricking us into cranking harder and faster.

Matthew Plowman

May 9, 2019

I first met Bo when I was about 15 years old at an old gun show and western memorabilia auction in Austin. Growing up I had heard lots of stories about him and my grandfather Bruse Fields and all the craziness and horse trading they got themselves into. When I was out of college he took me under his wing for a little while and taught me a whole lot about western history, antiques and really just what it means to be a man and a good person. I am forever great-full for Susan and Bo opening up there home to me. It really was an honor to be able to spend sometime with Bo and he was one of a kind! There will always be a part of me that still looks up to him. See you on the other side Rough Rider!

Terry and Ann Cook

May 9, 2019

We lived nextdoor to Bo and Susan in The Colony, Bastrop Tx. Bo was an amazing story and history teller. He truly enjoyed life and we will miss Bo. I feel he is at peace now and will be a great entertainer in Heaven. We love you Bo❤️

Claudia Camp

May 9, 2019

Sincerely sorry......

Claudia Camp

Ernie Hoessly

May 9, 2019

Bo along with his brother Scooter , the Family , friends and myself shared many hours on the road we enjoyed great conversation ,jokes and pranks as we would Roar cross the country from state to state, town to town , venue to venue Feeling like we were the luckiest guys in the world , and we were , a best friend and a great man he was and I am going to miss him dearly. RIP BO!!!!!!

John & Connie Snyder

May 9, 2019

John & Connie Snyder

May 9, 2019

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