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Sam Franks

April 24, 1945 May 14, 2016
Sam Franks
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Obituary for Sam Franks

Vinton—Sam Franks, 71, died peacefully at his residence of cancer on Saturday, May 14, 2016.  Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home, Vinton.  Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton.
Samuel Laverne Franks was born April 24, 1945 in Bloomington, IN, the son of Elmer and Mary Jean Rouse Franks.  The family moved to Vinton where Sam attended school. 
On May 18, 1996, Sam was united in marriage with Jan Divoky in Vinton.
Sam drove truck for Barker Sanitation for eighteen years.  He also worked at HACAP and he had a lawn mowing business. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and going on picnics. 
Sam is survived by his wife, Jan, of Vinton; daughter, Kathy Franks, OK, step-daughter, Ann McAtee, Vinton; brother, Elmer (Rhonda) Franks, Glendale, AZ, step-sister, Kaye Grimm, Urbana and three grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial fund has been established.
Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home is caring for Sam and his family. Condolences may be left at www.vsrfh.com.  

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home, Vinton.  Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton.

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