Billy W. Franks, age 82, passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at his residence in Racine.
Born on May 7, 1939 in Tuscumbia, AL, he was the son of Ed Warren and Pearl Franks. From 1959-1961, Billy proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.
On October 14, 1961, he was united in marriage to Ruby Harris in Florence, AL.
Throughout the years, Billy worked as a Machine Operator at J.I. Case in Racine. Post retirement, he spent 10 years with Airflow Technologies.
Billy dedicated great efforts in grooming his yard. He took great pride in making it look gorgeous. He also loved football- the Dallas Cowboys and Alabama “Roll Tide”. It’s no surprise that he loved the slot machines at the casino as well- he always won. Above all else, he loved family driving trips out west, and his beloved dogs, Chief and Kandy.
Billy will be dearly missed by his wife, Ruby; his children, Anthony (Michelle) Franks, Tammy (Gary) Horne, Karen (Dan) Marano, Bobby Franks, Billy (Christie) Franks, Jr.; his grandchildren, Anthony and Daniel Franks, Ashley Stahl, Gary Vernon Horne, Marissa Franks, Katelyn Marano; his great-grandchildren, Avery, Allyson, Anderson, Gabe, Andrew, Olivia.