Lyman Sleet Franks Jr., 83, widower of Mary Frances Satterley Franks and beloved father, passed away Monday, May 9, 2011 at the V.A. Medical Center. Born in Lexington, he was the son of the late Lyman S. Franks Sr. and Cora Travis Franks. Lyman proudly served his country in three branches of the military with the Navy, Air Force, and Army. He ws a former owner of Metro Realty and a plant manager for Schenley Distilleries for 25 years. Lyan was the devoted father of four children including a son, Lyman (Tammie) Franks III, and three daughters, Candy (Roy) Mulberry, Holly (Mike) Bosse, and Becky Franks; five grandchildren, Haven (Chris) Henry, Kent Mulberry, and Megan, Hannah, and Quinton Bosse; a great granddaughter, Allyson Henry; and a great-grandson, Tyson Henry. A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County, Kentucky.
Lexington Herald-Leader, Lexington, Kentucky, May 12, 2011