In Memory

Troy Franks

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04/15/17 08:37 AM #1    

Glenn Reeves

Troy Allen Franks, 63, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday April 5, 2017, at Mosaic Life Center.

Troy was born on January 11, 1954, in Wichita, Kansas, to James and Melverine Franks.

He attended Savannah High School where he graduated in 1972.

He married his wife, Denise Franks (Martin) of 36 years, on July 4, 1981.

Troy began working construction right out of high school. He first worked for Dewey construction company before getting on with Walters Construction, where he continued to work for nearly 30 years, leaving the company as superintendent.

He helped build many of the buildings around the St. Joseph metro area.

Troy loved many things. He loved hunting and fishing and enjoying the peace that nature evoked. He was very contemplative on matters, and anyone you meet that knew Troy probably has a coin he gave them for a birthday or Christmas in their pocket or in a drawer somewhere.

He was extremely kind and thoughtful. He loved garage sales (to his wifes dismay) and his family. He loved God and searched for peace in the scripture. He was a member of Grace Evangelical Church for the past 28 years, and enjoyed participating in the Easter Passion program, where he played the part of a Roman Soldier.

Troy was preceded in death by: his father.

Survivors include: wife, Denise; his daughter, Annie Kidd and her husband Ted of St. Louis, Missouri; son, Jeremiah Franks and his wife Cate of Dallas, Texas; daughter, Sierra Franks and her wife Erinn of Wenatchee, Washington; son, Dakota Franks of St. Joseph; his mother, Melverine Franks of St. Joseph; two brothers, James and John Franks of St. Joseph; and also, a sister, Tammy Franks of St. Joseph.

He was a proud grandpa/papa to seven grandchildren, McKenzie, McKayla, Issac, Alliyah, Isabella, Kara and Dempsey, and one great grandchild, Nyla.

Also surviving are: aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many, many, friends.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, with a Celebration of life to begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the Grace Evangelical Church.

Dr. Darrell Jones officiating.

Arrangements by: the Rupp Funeral home.

Online condolence and obituary As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.


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