Mr. Roman L. Franks better known as R.L., age 90 of the Twin community, passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at his residence. R.L. was a member of the Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church. He was born in Nauvoo, AL on March 18, 1931, to Carl and Lillie Franks. Early in life he moved his family to Illinois. He worked for Oscar Meyer Co. in Davenport, Iowa until his retirement. He then returned to Alabama and worked in the coal mining industry until his retirement there.
Mr. Franks was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Weeks Franks, his parents, Carl Franks and Lillie Brandt Franks, sisters, Pauline Franks, Rutha May Stovall and Ruby Lee Maddox, brothers, Leatus Franks and J.W. Franks, a grandson, Jeremy Franks and his in laws, Shirley “Shurd” and Vera Weeks.
He is survived by his daughter, Mona Taylor of Rock Island, IL, sons, Robert W. Franks of Twin, Greg Franks (Jody) of East Moline, IL, and Billy Franks (Donna) of Twin, grandchildren, Casey Franks, Stephanie Taylor, Ashley Taylor, Sara Taylor, Greg Franks (Nikki), Leighann Klossing (Jeff), Brandi Seagraves (Chris) and Jennifer Hood (Kody) and 13 great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives, church family and friends.
Funeral services for R.L. will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. from the Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church with burial to follow in the adjoining cemetery. The visitation will be on Friday, June 11, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the church.
Bowen Funeral Home serving the Franks family.