James Eldon Franks

January 18, 1927June 3, 2019

James Eldon Franks was born on January 18, 1927 to Eldon and Ruth (Kiser) Franks in Olton, Texas. On June 3, 2019 surrounded by his family, James went home to be with his Lord and Savior at the age of 92. James attended Texas Tech University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in engineering and a minor in education. James coached the girl’s basketball team at Meadows, Texas and took them to State in 1951. On December 14, 1991 James and Martha were united in marriage. Two years ago James was honored to be recognized with the Blue Angels Honor Flight. James will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. Survivors are his wife, Martha of the home; sons James Robert and his wife Kathleen of Noble, Don Decker and wife Ruth of Durant; adoptive children, Alexandra Romero, Jeremiah Romero and Kathleen Franks; grandchildren, William Decker and Benjamin Caleb of Norman, Bobby Blackfox and Casey Green; brother, Don Franks and wife Helen of Olton, Texas; sister, Linda Franks Elliott of Canyon, Texas; two shared great great grandchildren Tycen James and Zyan Warren; along with numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends. Preceding James in death are his parents, Eldon and Ruth Franks; nephew, Michael Don Franks. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Primrose Funeral Service Chapel with Chaplin Bill Conner and Don Decker Franks officiating. Interment will follow at Dripping Springs Cemetery in Noble, OK with Jason Miller, Josh Grandstaff, Jeremiah Romero, Tevin Thomas, William Decker Franks, Casey Green, Benjamin Caleb Franks and Daisy Mae Walker serving as pallbearers. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the CASA at The family would like to send a special thanks to a loving granddaughter Cassiopeia Miller out of love and care, she is a blessing to our family.


  • Martha Franks, Wife

  • Jason Miller, Pallbearer
  • Josh Grandstaff, Pallbearer
  • Jeremiah Romero, Pallbearer
  • Tevin Thomas, Pallbearer
  • William Decker Franks, Pallbearer
  • Casey Green, Pallbearer
  • Benjamin Caleb Franks, Pallbearer
  • Daisy Mae Walker, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Thursday, June 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 7, 2019


James Eldon Franks

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