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Jack Franks, 87, peacefully passed away August 21, 2022. He was born August 17, 1935, in Lamar County, Alabama. Jack was the beloved husband of Angie V. Pinkerton Franks, and they were married for 57 years. Father to dear daughters Elizabeth Ann Franks and Cynthia (Cindy) Jane Franks Sandford. Doting grandfather to Austin and Andrew Sandford. Jack is survived by his sister Willie Mae Franks Robertson and brother John Billy Franks. He was preceded in death by his parents Woods Henry Franks and Earlie Virginia Miller Franks, brothers William Garland Franks, James Maxwell Franks, Fred Woods Franks, Marvin Franks and Harold Gordon Franks, sisters Helen Christine Franks Richards and Mary Francis Franks Simmons and son-in-law Randall D. Sandford. Jack graduated from Marion County High School in 1954 and Alabama Polytechnical Institute (Auburn University) in 1959. He served in the Alabama Army National Guard for six years and was honorably discharged. He was a civil engineer for over 30 years, and he enjoyed reading, gardening and solving mathematical problems. He loved researching and studying all types of subjects and you would often see him with a book or looking up a video to learn more about a subject. He loved his grandsons, and he could be found watching them in their many school and athletic activities. He was a wonderful Husband, daddy, and granddaddy who loved spending time with his family. Jack was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ and involved in many church activities including ushering and leading as a commander in the Royal Rangers Program. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him. A celebration of his life will be held Friday, August 26, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. at the chapel of Jefferson Memorial in Trussville, AL. The Reverends Jerald Wilson and Ricky Bradford will officiate. Flowers and condolences may be sent to Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home & Gardens 1591 Gadsden Highway, Birmingham, AL 35235. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Backpack Buddies c/o of Leeds Worship Center P.O. Box 1110, Leeds, AL 35094.
Friday, August 26, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm
Friday, August 26, 2022
Starts at 12:00pm
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