William "Bobby" Franks

  • BORN: July 9, 1954
  • DIED: March 29, 2018
  • LOCATION: Grafton, West Virginia

William R. "Bobby" Franks, 63, of Grafton went home to be with his Lord Jesus peacefully on March 29, 2018. He was born in Fairmont on July 9, 1954, the son of the late Clarence "Sonny" Franks and Fairy Mae (Corbin) Franks.
He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He was a 1972 EFHS Graduate, and a hard-working man with 30+ years of service at Mont Levine Steel, Inc. He was associated with Faith Church International.
He is survived by his wife and best friend, Cathy Lynn (Jones) Franks; a daughter and son-in-law, Jessica Mae Kelly and Michael Kelly Jr.; and two sisters and their spouses, Ruth and Frank Connor of Fairmont, and Regina and Ken Daniel of Mannington.
He is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Rebecca Rosser of Fairmont, and Corey (Brad) Terwilliger of Fairmont; a brother-in-law, Steven King of Fairmont; four grandchildren, Isabella Kelly, Gabriella Kelly, Mikhayla Kelly, and Chase Kelly; and several nieces and nephews, including Jack (Susie) Carpenter, Franklin Connor, Jr., Helen (Matthew) Harbert, James (Ella) Connor, Angela Bolyard, Chad Bolyard, Stephanie (Nick) Strickland, Ellie (Mike) Jenkins, David (Kayla) Rosser, Christopher Carpenter, Joseph (Tyra) King, and Sarah King. He is also survived by his faithful canine companion, Nicky.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Brenda Lee King, a brother-in-law, Melvin Rosser, and a special nephew, Michael Talerico. He was greeted in heaven by his dog, Little Bit.
Friends may call at Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant Street, Fairmont, on Monday from 1pm to 8pm, and Tuesday from 10am to 11am. The Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., with Dr. John Polis officiating.
Following the service, in keeping with his wishes, his body will be cremated.


Visitation
  • Monday, April 02
    1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home
  • 209 Merchant St
  • Fairmont, WV 26554
  • (304) 366-4671
  • Get Directions
Visitation
  • Tuesday, April 03
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home
  • 209 Merchant St
  • Fairmont, WV 26554
  • (304) 366-4671
  • Get Directions
Funeral Service
  • Tuesday, April 03
    11:00 AM
  • Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home
  • 209 Merchant St
  • Fairmont, WV 26554
  • (304) 366-4671
  • Get Directions

Condolences

“ Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Marion County Senior Citizens. ”

Posted by: Vicki Nichols - Fairmont, WV

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