Mr. Timothy Lowell Franks, better known as Tim, 65, of Winfield, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2023, at his residence. Tim was born in Guin, Ala., on May 21, 1958, to Lowell and Faye Atkinson Franks. He was a member of the Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church and attended Winfield Church of Christ for many years. Tim was a 1976 graduate of Marion County High School and a member of the 1973 State Champion football team. He later attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he earned a B.S degree in finance. He spent much of his life as an entrepreneur in various businesses before his retirement into farming. Tim was involved in many organizations and civic activities; the Alabama Cattleman’s Association, the Winfield Touchdown Club, Tip Off Club, and Homerun Club, all of which he served as president. In his spare time, Tim enjoyed farming, supporting WCHS Athletics, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Mr. Franks is survived by his wife, Marcia McGuire Franks; children, Blake Franks (Payten) and Lisa Ann Mullins (Drew); grandchildren, Ja’borri McGhee, Dani Kate Franks, Eliza Jane Lovett, Charlotte Ray Mullins, and Lydia Scott Franks; and a host of other family members and friends.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Franks was preceded in death by his parents-in-law, Robert and Mildred McGuire, and a sister-in-law, Nancy McGuire.
Funeral services for Mr. Franks were held on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Northwest Alabama at P.O. Box 1216 Winfield, Alabama 35594.
Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield, Alabama serving the Franks family.
Bowen Funeral Home
981 State Highway 253
Winfield, AL 35594
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