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Bert Franks


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Mr. Bert Franks passed away Sunday, July 4, 2021. He was 96 years old. Bert was born on June 3, 1925, in Clinton, OK. He was the son of Leroy and Dovie Franks.

A viewing will be at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home on Thursday, July 15, 2021, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. A Graveside Memorial gathering for Bert Franks of Roswell, NM, will be held on Friday, July 16, 2021, at 2:00 PM.

Bert was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 69 years, Flossie (Horn) Franks, who died November 5, 2015. They were united in marriage August 3, 1946. Bert was the owner/operator of Linda Vista Exxon from 1965 to 1972. He retired from Ray Bell Oil Company in 1985. In his younger days he was an avid deer hunter and golfer.

In retirement, Bert enjoyed travel, woodworking and family home improvement projects. He liked country music and loved western movies. He was known for his amazing memory.

Survivors include his sister, Dorothy Nelson of Lemoore CA; brothers: Leon Franks of Fullerton, CA and Ronald Franks of Yuma CA; sons: John Franks and wife Erica of Roswell NM, and Sterlin Franks and wife Sandi of Wilkeson WA; along with 9 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.

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Please take a moment and share a kind thought or memory with Bert’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.

Bert’s tribute was written in his honor by his family.