Obituary of James Edwin Franks
James Edwin "Ed" Franks of Arboga, California, went home to be with the Lord on December 11, 2021. He was born on December 5, 1931 in Fieldton, Texas. He moved to California when he was 15, and has been a resident of the Yuba-Sutter area since 1967.
Ed got his first job at 15 at UC Davis, driving a tractor for 0.60 cents an hour. He was always a very hard worker. He retired from CalTrans after working there for over 30 years.
Ed loved the Lord with all his heart and was passionate about sharing his faith and devotion to Christ. Ed was a long - time member of Cooper Avenue Baptist Church and former Deacon. He was a devoted community service member, volunteering for Craftsman for Christ after the 1997 flood. He also volunteered for at C.A.N. for over 15 years. Ed was an avid gardener and always loved to share his harvest.
Ed is survived by his wife of 65 years, Esther; and his sons, Gary Franks and Kevin (Karen) Franks. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren including, Brenda C. Franks, CJ Franks, and Amanda Brooks and numerous great-granchildren, including Miyonna, Kaiden, Kyle and Lexis.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Jeff and Lucy Franks; three sisters and six brothers; his son Steven Franks; and daughter, Brenda K. Franks.
Services will be held, Saturday, January 8, 2022, at 10:00 AM at Cooper Avenue Baptist Church, 804 Cooper Ave. Yuba City, California with a graveside service at 12:00 PM at Sierra View Mortuary & Memorial Park, 4900 Olive Ave. Olivehurst CA, 95961, with a reception to follow.
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