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Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE

330.262.7771

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

 

10 Comments

  1. Jim was my neighbor when we were in grade school.He was shy and very nice.Pam thinking about you .God Bless your family.

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  2. LeAnn

    Am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for comfort and peace.

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  3. We are so sorry for you loss. Jimmy always had a smile on his face and was always so kind. We remember working with him at Pride of the Hills. He never had a mean thing to say about anyone. He would do anything he could for you.

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  4. My thoughts and prayers are with you all

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  5. Although I hadn’t seen Jimmy in many years We had worked together from 1980 to around 97 and fished together numerous times I always considered Him My Friend. Condolences and Prayers to You Sharlene, I know You remember Me and Tim from the Wooster Tool years
    Rest in peace Friend

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  6. Sorry to read of Jimmy’s passing. By brothers and I grew up with the Franks during our elementary days in the Pittsburgh Ave.neighborhood. His brother was our paper boy. Jimmy was a very nice kid with an easy going personality.

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  7. WOW!!
    Condolences,to you and your family. Jim was an great,friendly person.

    RIP Jim

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  8. What a loss. I remember Jimmy back in Wooster Tool days. The best guy that everyone liked. I didn’t know him that well but he always remembered me. We had a lot of guys in common. Very sorry for your loss of Jim.

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  9. Sharlene, Pam and family,
    Was so sorry to hear about Jimmy. We hadn’t seen him in the last few years but was lucky enough to have known him and work with him for 40 years. I thought of him often andhave nothing but good & happy memories. Ride easy “Youngin'”, and thanks for teaching me how to fry Walleye.

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  10. A very hard working and loyal employee at Wooster Tool for many years. I am proud to have known and worked with him. RIP, Jimmy!

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