Billy Weldon Franks, 68, of Cabool, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, Missouri.
He was born on July 21, 1939 in Dallas, Texas, the son of the late Weldon R. and Katherine (Welch) Franks.
After graduating from high school he attended college for two years in Denton, Texas. He then worked as an iron worker for a number of years until an accident forced him to retire.
Billy moved to Cabool in 1992 and began working at El Rancho Truck Stop. He always enjoyed the outdoors, especially sitting at his pond watching the ducks and visiting with his friends.
Billy was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
He is survived by his son, Randy Franks and wife Loretta of Cabool; his grandchildren, Zach, Nick, Rose and Tori; one sister; and several friends. He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.
A visitation was held on Thursday, June 5, 2008, at the funeral home chapel. Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.