Services for Rufus Edwin (Papa) Franks, 86, of Brownfield will be at 2pm Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Brownfield First United Methodist Church with Rev. Chris Downer and Rev. Ruby Moultrie officiating. Burial will be in Terry County Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home.
Rufus passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013 in a Lubbock Hospital. He was born May 5, 1926 to D.J. and Beadie (Vernon) Franks in Roby, Texas. He graduated from Brownfield High School in 1944 and was a WWII Navy Veteran. He married Glynna Faye Ross on November 6, 1946 in Brownfield. She preceded him in death May 17, 2001. He then married Gladys (Grawunder) Stice on May 5, 2009 in Brownfield. He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers and 5 sisters.
Rufus is survived by his wife Gladys of Brownfield; a son, Dr. Darrell Franks and wife Karen of Lubbock; a daughter, Sheryl Posey and husband Roger of Brownfield; 6 grandchildren, Todd Franks of Lubbock; Mitzi Franks Lauderdale and husband Lee of Lubbock; Shiloh Posey and wife Kristine of Plainview; Heather Posey Morgan and husband Don of Colorado Springs; Salem Posey of Lubbock; Eleah Posey Garrett and husband James of Tahoka; 5 great grandchildren; extended family includes; son, Harry Stice of Kerrville; 2 daughters, Janice Stice Auburg and husband David of Brownfield and Sandra Beyer of Brownfield; 2 grandchildren, Angela Carr and husband Matt of Lubbock; Lance Auburg and wife Cenny of Farmers Branch; 6 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to Lone Tree Bible Ranch of Capitan, NM or In Touch Ministries.