COLUMBUS — Allen W. Franks, 81, Columbus, Senior Master Sergeant, returned to be with the Lord, April 3, 2011, after a brief illness.
He was preceded in death by parents; brother, Billy; son, Michael Allen Franks, U.S. Army.
He is survived by wife of 40 years, Edeltraut “Trudy” Franks; son, Timothy (Mary Beth) Franks; grandchildren, Katie and Michael Franks; nephews, Bill (Jan) Johnson, Brian (Debbie) Johnson, Bob (Annette) Johnson, David (Robin) Johnson; sister, Rosemary Johnson; brother, Dave Franks.
He was born in Ashland, March 17, 1930, to John Wesley and Gertrude White Franks. He was a graduate of Ashland High School, Class of 1948. After a long, enjoyable, nerve-racking 36 years with USAF/Ohio National Guard, he retired in 1986 as SMSFT Air Tech Jet Aircraft Scheduled Maintenance Supervisor.
“Thanks everyone for a good ride!”
Funeral service was April 7, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. P.K. Fowler officiating. Interment was in Glen Rest Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.