Gary  Franks
Gary  Franks

Obituary of Gary Donald Franks

Gary Donald Franks, age 71, of Plainfield, and formerly of Savannah, TN, passed away unexpectedly on December 8, 2022 at home.

Gary was born in Savannah, TN, on December 8, 1951 the son of James Lewis and Bertha Faye (Gladwin) Franks.   He worked for Commonwealth Edison for nearly 45 years as a Maintenance Planner at the Romeoville Power Plant.

Gary was the stronghold of his family and will be greatly missed.  His love for his wife, Margaret, and sons was apparent in everything he did.  He enjoyed spending time traveling to Tennessee and Mississippi, and also swimming in his pool.  He will be missed especially by his dog, Cooper. 

Gary is survived by his wife, Margaret (nee Brown); his two sons, Steven Douglas Franks and Jason Brian Franks, both of Plainfield; three grandchildren, Taylor Ann Franks, Emma Lee Franks, and Colin Brian Franks; three great-grandchildren, Emarosa, Braiden and Ruthie; one brother, Michael (Bethany) Franks, two sisters, Carolyn (Steve) Parrish and Shirley (Bob) Massey; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Bertha; and one brother, Randy Franks.

A Memorial Gathering for Gary Franks will be held Saturday, December 17, 2022 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Road, Joliet.  Cremation rites have been accorded and interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be appreciated. 

For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at


Memorial Gathering

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, December 17, 2022
Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Joliet
3200 Black at Essington Roads
Joliet, Illinois, United States
(815) 741-5500

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be appreciated.
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