Franks- Ellis Marvin Franks, age 84, of Macclenny, Florida passed away April 22, 2012. Ellis was born in Monroe, Wisconsin to the late Maynard Franks and Ida Greeno on July 22, 1927. He was a resident of Baker County since 1996 after moving from Reform, AL. Ellis honorably served for 21 years in the US Navy during WWII, the Korean and Vietnam War as an Air Craft Mechanic. After retiring as a Chief in 1965 from the military, he worked at the Cape Canaveral Space Center Program for 20 years. He was predeceased by his wife: Bonnie Mae Franks; his sister: Mavis Kroll and his brothers: Mike & Royce Franks.
Survivors include his children: E. M. (Buddy) Franks II of Macclenny, FL and M. George (Susan) Franks of Cuyler, FL; his special companion: Ester Clemonts Starling of Macclenny, FL: his step-children: John Eddy Black, Ira Freddy Black. Bonnie Jean Martin, L.C. Clemonts IV and Sue Newmans; his sister: Doris Lind of Judsonia, AR; his 26 grandchildren; his 37great grandchildren
Funeral services will be Thursday April 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Ferreira Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor Albert Starling officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday April 26, 2012 from 12:00- 2:00 pm at the funeral home chapel. The arrangements are under the care and direction of V. TODD FERREIRA FUNERAL SERVICES, 250 North Lowder Street, Macclenny, FL 32063 (904)259-5700. Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices.com
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