James “Jim” Franks, 67, of Wooster passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at his residence.
He was born on October 28, 1955 in Wooster to Lee and Ruth McAfee Franks. On August 10, 1974, he married the love of his life Sharlene Morris. She survives.
Jim had worked in the oil fields. He was a hard worker all his life and he liked tinkering with mechanical things. James was all around good handyman. He loved Coccia House Pizza and enjoyed stock car races, fishing, yardwork, and planting flower with Sharlene. James had the heart of gold, loved people and thought of other before himself. Sharlene was Jim’s everything. He loved her to no end and showed her every day.
In addition to his wife Sharlene, he is survived by his mother Ruth McAfee Roudebush of Port St. Lucie, FL; sisters Pam Frazier and LeAnn Franks both of Wooster; brother Donald Franks of Columbus; multiple nieces and nephews and Jim’s fur baby Lily.
He is preceded in death by his father and son Jamie Paul Franks in 2004.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 1:00 PM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with Pastor Michael Simmons officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Family and friends will be received from 12:00 noon until the time of service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Wayne County Dog Shelter, 5694 Burbank Rd, Wooster, OH 44691 or Wayne County Humane Society, 1161 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or The Lord’s Pantry, 4138 Cedar Lane, West Salem, OH 44287.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com