James “Jim” V. Franks

19441004 –


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James “Jim” V. Franks passed away Monday, January 22, 2018.  

James Vancil was born on October 4, 1944 to Marshall and Ruby Johnston Franks in Borger, Texas. He graduated from Hobbs High School in 1963 and Auto Body Repairs School in Oklahoma City, OK, in 1965. On August 13, 1963, James married the love of his life, Judy Kay McKernan in Pampa, Texas. 

He enjoyed hands-on-projects, from building the family home, working on the cabin, repairing an automobile, or helping his grandkids with high school or college projects. Jim attended as many sporting events and school activities of his kids, grandchildren, niece and nephews as he possible could. He enjoyed making popcorn and coke floats for the grandkids and their friends.

Jim did body work for many of the body shops in Lubbock and Slaton. 

Survivors include his wife, Judy Kay Franks of Lubbock, TX; daughter, Jamie Taylor and husband, Trent of White Deer, TX; son, Joel Franks and wife, Stacia of Flower Mound, TX; grandchildren, Joel and Joshua Franks of Lubbock, TX, Kristin Taylor of Amarillo, TX, Jessica Taylor of Canyon, TX, Alexandria Taylor of White Deer, TX, and Kelsie Matthews and husband, Brian of Flower Mound; great-grandchildren, Marley Kerlin-Seville of Lubbock, TX, Rory Deaton of Amarillo, TX; brothers, Glenn Franks of Amarillo, TX, Dale Franks and wife, Suzanne of Amarillo, TX; brother-in-law, Pat McKernan and wife, Georgia; sister-in-law, Doris McKernan of Cabot, AR.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Marshall and Ruby Bell Franks; brother, Larry Franks; brother-in-law, Bob McKernan; and niece, Sherry Crum.


8 thoughts on “James “Jim” V. Franks”

  1. Jay & Paulette Smith

    Jay & I are so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs & prayers to you, Judy & your sweet family. Keep your faith strong.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with u aunt Judy ! We love u. And we are sorry we can’t be there physically but we are there in spirit!
    Sheena Frank’s wood and family
    Andy and Debbie Frank’s

  3. Thoughts and prayers for healing and understanding. We love your family Jamie. Jason and BJ Miller family

  4. My heart and prayers go out to you Judy, Jamie, Trent, girls and all the family!! Love you guys! Loved Jim!!

  5. Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers with you Judy, Jamie and family. Jim was a good man.

  6. Michael Carrizales

    R.I.P Jimbo it was a pleasure to know a great man that had influence on my life the Franks family has always been a part of my family we will see you again until then rest easy buddy.

    Mikey C.

  7. Mike and Denise Sperry

    We are so sorry for your loss. There are no words that we can say that will ease the pain of your loss. We pray for comfort and peace from our Savior during this difficult time.

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