Clifford Franks

Obituary of Clifford Irwin Franks


Clifford (Cliff) Irwin Franks died peacefully in his sleep on November 7, 2021, at 86 years of age.


His purpose in life was to serve.


His fascination in life was a quest for knowledge.


His legacy is, and I quote, “You kids are your own best friends”. He taught us to work together, resolve conflict, love each other, believe in the impossible, dream beyond reason, question everything, and to respect authority.


Survived by wife, Cheryl Franks, children; Cynthia Franks Bowser, Detta Franks Goodman (Caleb), Cassandra Franks LaFaye, Corinne Franks Oh, Candace Franks Paine, Cecilia Franks Tompkins, Carrie Franks Smith; 21 grandchildren,10 great grandchildren, brother Cary Franks (Joy), nephews; Chad Franks, Collin Franks and niece, Catherine Franks. 


Preceded in death by his parents, Charles Gibson and Sarah Jane Franks,  his son, Caleb Driggs Franks and his brother, Charles Gibson Franks Jr.


Services will be held on Sunday, November 28th, 2021, at 2:00 pm at the Northwest Community Friends Church, 5950 La Canada Dr, Tucson AZ 85704.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you give donations to the Northwest Community Friends Church Chapel Fund.  Contact for more information


Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Sunday, November 28, 2021
Northwest Community Friends Church
5950 N. La Canada Dr
Tucson, Arizona, United States
(520) 887-2060
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