Billy F. "Bill" Franks

August 05, 1929, March 22, 2019


Billy “Bill” Franks, 89, of LaBelle, died Friday, March 22, 2019, at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont. He was born August 5, 1929, in Monroe, Louisiana, to Maude Gertrude Williams Franks and Marvin Mitchell Franks. Bill was a United States Army veteran and was a member of Nederland Masonic Lodge #1368 AF&AM for over fifty years.

Survivors include his son, Robert Franks, Sr., and his wife, Carolyn, of Fannett; daughter, Mary JoAnn Franks, of Nederland; grandchildren, Angela Knowles and her husband, Matt; R.C. Franks, Jr., and his wife, Ranelle; Emily Baskin and her husband, Robert; and Justin Franks and his wife, Wing; and great-grandchildren, Ashton and Austin Knowles; Jase and Reid Franks; Chloe, Isaac, and Jacob Franks; and Aaron Baskin.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Nell; son, Billy Mitchell Franks; brother, Vernon Franks; and sister, Bobbie Jean Repond.

A gathering of Mr. Frank’s family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Sunday, March 24, 2019, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 25, 2019, at Broussard’s, with interment to follow at Memory Gardens, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program, 2390 Dowlen Road, Beaumont, Texas 77706 or to Garth House, 1895 McFaddin, Beaumont, Texas 77701.

Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Sunday, March 24, 2019
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Monday, March 25, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Memory Gardens of Jefferson County
3098 Us 69 Nederland Texas 77627

Comments (5)

  • Mitch Franks

    26 March 2019 at 13:37 | #

    We are sorry for your loss, and share it as well.. In our family,, Uncle Bill was the last of that generation. We wish we could have been there for the services. We have submitted a donation to Garth House in recognition of your Father.


  • CJ Travis

    24 March 2019 at 13:50 | #

    My first memory of uncle Bill is him taking us kids fishing. We were at a rather boring family get together in Louisiana. He said any of you kids want to have some fun and go fishing. (Or something like that) Took us to the bayou with cane poles. Don’t remember anyone actually catching anything but it got us out of the house. After that I always looked forward to my uncle bill and aunt Nanny (who was fun loving too) coming into town. Many years later I’d seek him out at family gatherings to hear what they’d been up to ant tell him I’m mine and Kathy’s adventures. Thanks for the inspiration to have fun in life and for the memories Uncle Bill! RIP


  • Lisa rose horton

    24 March 2019 at 02:17 | #

    So sorry for your loss. May god comfort you and give you strength in this time.


  • Julia Gribnau

    23 March 2019 at 20:17 | #

    JoAnn, I'm so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. You're in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.


  • Lisa Lovett

    23 March 2019 at 17:11 | #

    Carolyn and family my thoughts, prayers and love are sent to all. So sorry for your loss.


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