Tommy Jack Franks, 72, of Savannah, died Tuesday, June 25.
He was born in Hardin County, the son of the late Clarence William and Flora Ellen Hurley Franks. He was united in marriage to Katie Vandiver, who survives.
Mr. Franks served his country honorably in the United States Army receiving the Purple Heart for wounds received in connection with military operations against a hostile force. He worked for the Brown Shoe Company in Savannah for 20 years and also for Joel Franks Sawmill as a log turner.Â
Services were held on Wednesday, June 26, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Bobby Pickens and Jason Stang officiating. Burial followed in the Memory Gardens at Savannah.
In addition to his wife, Katie of Savannah, he is survived by a daughter, Mary Ellen Stanley of Adamsville; two sons, Tony D. Franks and Dennis Franks of Savannah; a stepdaughter, Brenda Ticer of Savannah; a stepson, Johnny Lambert of Lugoff, S.C.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Stanley Wade Franks.