Ray Franklin Franks

1932 - 2019

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Ray F. Franks, 86, of Findlay passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019. He was born on July 11, 1932 to the late Jasper C. and Mable M. Franks. Ray married Nancy Lee Fisher on August 6, 1954 and she preceded him in death on April 14, 2016. He is survived by his son, Curtis Franks; three grandchildren: Rebecca Franks, Sarah Franks, and Johann Franks, all of Findlay; and a niece, Marlene Seibert of Findlay. Ray was preceded in death by his daughter, Sue Franks; brothers: Merle (Dorothy) Franks, Emery (Mary) Franks, and John (Jean) Franks; and his sisters: Mertabelle (Cloyce) Roe, Evelyn Daugherty, and Lilly (Marvin) Smith. Ray worked for Garwood Industries and Atlas Crankshaft. He was an avid gardner and enjoyed working in the yard. Ray was currently a member of Findlay Evangelical Free Church. He enjoyed music and was previously a member of both Calvary Baptist Church and Findlay Evangelical Free Church choirs. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 4:00-8:00pm at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. A funeral service will begin at 11:00am on Friday, May 3, at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, with Pastor Dewey Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Cancer Patient Services or Bridge Home Health and Hospice. Online condolences can be expressed to the family by visiting www.coldrencrates.com.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Thursday, May 2nd 2019 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Friday, May 3rd 2019 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    Maple Grove Cemetery [Map]
    1120 W Main Cross St
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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To : Curt and family
Date :Wednesday, May 1st 2019
From : Alice StahlDewese Loomis
It is with sadness to learn that Ray will no longer be with us physically. We always enjoyed having him join our VBHS Class of 53 & 54 Brunch Bunch once a month at the Dark Horse Restaurant in Findlay on the second Saturday of each month. He will forever be in our hearts, as well as Nancy. He was such a kind man. He has now joined Nancy. May wonderful memories comfort you and your family. Love and hugs to each of you.



To : Ray Franks Family
Date :Saturday, May 4th 2019
From : Carol Skellie
Ray was a very caring, friendly man who always had a smile. Heaven has truly gained an Angel!



To : Curt
Date :Monday, April 29th 2019
From : Lisa and Andy Wilson
Sending our love and prayers for you and the family.



To : The Family of Ray Franks
Date :Tuesday, April 30th 2019
From : Jim and Sue Hanen
Needless to say our hearts are
very sad, both Ray and Nancy were very precious to us and we
always looked forward to our Ohio visits with them.
God Bless you Curtis and Family.



To : The Family of Ray Franks
Date :Tuesday, April 30th 2019
From : Jim and Sue Hansen
Correction on the last message:
The last name is Hansen, Jim and Sue.



To : Franks family
Date :Monday, May 6th 2019
From : Michael
Dear Franks family. I am so sorry to have read of the death of Ray. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. May God give you and your family comfort in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they are resurrected. With deepest sympathy and warmth of heart.



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