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Reigle Funeral Home/Sunset Chapel

5501 West Pierson Road, Flushing, MI

OBITUARY

Tommie Jerry Franks

July 1, 1923May 7, 2020

FRANKS, TOMMIE JERRY age 96, died peacefully at home of natural causes unrelated to Covid19. Tommie was born July 1, 1923 in Arburg Missouri to the parents Jasper and Maudie lee Franks. He spent his time as an avid outdoors man, loved to fish, hunt and sit around a campfire with family and friends. He had a green  thumb planting a garden every year and he could bump and paint like no one else. Every year  he would go to hunting camp which started over 40 years ago he never missed a season. Tommie was the oldest player on record for APA Sunday night league “ Straight Shooters”. He was a Sunday school bus driver for many years and he could fill a large bus of  children with his amazing personality. Tommie retired from Buick in 1984 after 34 years of service. He was a veteran of the Army who received a honorable discharge. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years Rose and the last of 9 siblings.  Survived by many children grandchildren  and great grandchildren. Tommie Franks and wife Danette, Terry Franks and wife Wendy, daughter Tory Maxwell (Franks ) and  spouse Eric, Timothy J. Franks and Wife Juli.; grandchildren  Shannon Edwards Franks, Tommie Jr. Franks  and wife Heather, Jamie Franks, Terry Franks Jr., Tim Jr. Franks and wife Nadine, Michael Franks, Christopher Franks and Cody Franks; great grandchildren Jesse, Savannah, Bree, RaeLynn, Marvella Lynn, Logan, Silas and Evalee Franks. Due to Covid19 restrictions no service at this time but information on a Remembrance  Service to follow by the Reigle Funeral Home, 5501 W. Pierson Rd., Flushing, MI. Interment at Flushing Cemetery. Condolences may be left On-Line at reiglefuneralhome.com

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Gordon Hitchcock

May 10, 2020

At deer camp I loved watching Pops burn everything he could get his hands on. He would burn anything and that drove Tj crazy and I would cheer Pops on.

Cindy Smith

May 10, 2020

So sorry Tom, Danette and family for your loss. It is not easy with all that's going on. It is hard to lose a parent at any age. Sending prayers and comforting energy. Sending a long distance hug.

Ferris Holmes

May 9, 2020

I've known Pops for about 19 years ( although I met him briefly 2 years earlier)
when his team joined the APA pool leagues at Jack's Place , he was always fun to be around and will be dearly missed.

Laura Lauro

May 9, 2020

Always loved seeing him on Sundays . He loved it when I bought my blanket in for him when he was cold at pool league he was always kind will miss him sorry for your loss

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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