Russell Burnail Franks, age 63, passed away in Waskom, Texas on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Affectionately known as “Shorty” to those who knew and loved him, he was born on March 5, 1956 in Beeville, Texas to Vores and Ruth Evelyn (Amsler) Franks. Russell is preceded in death by his parents, Vores and Ruth Evelyn and his grandmother, Lillie Barrett. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Vicky Lynn (Brown) Franks; his children, Kristen Sharp (Robert), Zane Franks, Jessica Franks and Zack Franks; grandchildren, Lawson Sharp, Renley Sharp and Zayden Franks; and sister, Lorna Nabors (Billy). Russell graduated from high school in Texarkana, Texas and spent most of his career as a carpentry contractor in the construction industry. He was always working on a project and could be counted on to know everything about anything. Russell loved motorcyles, fishing, cooking, eating and playing dominoes, but his true passion was his grandson and spending precious time with family. Russell will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 10:30am at Restland Cemetery in Waskom, Texas with Bro. Doug Lovett, officiating. Online condolences may be offered at www.meadowbrookfh.com
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