Franklin Wade Cork Sr.

August 24, 1933November 25, 2018

COKER – Franklin W. Cork, age 85, of Coker passed away at his residence on November 25, 2018. Mr. Cork is predeceased by his parents, John Terrell and Florence Marlowe Cork; brothers, John Jr. and Eugene; sisters, Lillian and Loraine; granddaughter, Carolina Huggins; Great granddaughter, Addison Cork. Mr. Cork is survived by his wife of 58 years, Wilma Warlick Cork, Sons, Frank Cork, Jr. (Tom) and Jimmy Cork (Tina); daughters, Lisa Haymon (Terry) Sharan Huggins (Butch) and Katrina Richardson (Rex); grandchildren, Jamie (Katherine), Trista (her mother Lisa Vannatter), Gerri (Kevin), Ben, Matt, Brianna (Guy), Shannon (Cosmo), Stephanie, Samantha, Brandon, Christy, and Ashley; seven great-grandchildren plus one due in May; brother, Douglas (Lea) Cork; sisters, Rachael Blackwell and Tiny Beck (J.D.). Mr. Cork was born in Romulus, Al and graduated from Tuscaloosa County High School in 1952. He served in the United States Air Force as SSGT. He also graduated from Electronics from Shelton State and worked for Reichhold Chemicals for 33 years. He and his wife helped build churches with the Central Alabama Christian Builders in several states and were also volunteer firefighters with Romulus Volunteer Fire Department. He and his wife owned Lindsay Hills Trailer Park for the past 29 years. He was a member of Coker Baptist Church for over 60 years and presently was a member of Coker Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, November 29, 2018. From the graveside at Sunset Memorial Park in Northport with Bro. Patrick Nichols officiating. Mr. Coker's family will receive friends at Sunset Funeral Home on Thursday from 1 – 2 p.m. Serving as pallbearers will be J.D. Beck, Ben Haymon, Duane Davidson, Cosmo Chou, Tom Winsor, Robert Walker and Brandon Richardson In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Coker Cumberland Presbyterian Church or Romulus Fire Department. Sunset–Brown Funeral Home & Memorial Park, A Dignity Memorial Provider, is in charge of arrangements.



  • Family Will Receive Friends Thursday, November 29, 2018
  • Life Celebration Service "Graveside" Thursday, November 29, 2018


  • Burial

Franklin Wade Cork Sr.

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Michelle Keasler

November 27, 2018

I have so many memories of this wonderful unique man. He taught me so much!! He and Mrs. Wilma taught me about the kind of person I want to be as well as how tired you could be after trying to work all day with him. I sure was glad when he started taking a lunch break. He taught me how to lay shingles and flooring, how to hang sheetrock, plumbing and everything in between. The world lost a wonderful person, who will be genuinely missed!!