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Jim Franklin

December 10, 1963 — July 4, 2018

            Private memorial graveside service for Jimmie Wayne “Jim” Franklin, age 54, of Fairview, Oklahoma, formerly of Frederick, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2018, at the Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Bessie, Oklahoma, with Rev. John Horton officiating.

            Mr. Franklin passed away Wednesday, July 04, 2018, at an Oklahoma City hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of Orr Gray Gish Funeral Home, of Frederick.

            He was born December 10, 1963, in Cordell, Oklahoma, to Jim and Faye (Mosier) Franklin. He grew up in and graduated from Cordell High School, in 1982. He received his bachelor’s degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Business Management/Marketing.  He worked the last 20 years in the agriculture cooperative industry. He was the current CEO/GM of Sooner Co-op in Northwest Oklahoma. Previously, he was the CEO/GM of Tillman Producers Co-op in Frederick, Oklahoma. He also served as director and member of various Ag industry boards. He loved spending time with his family, scuba diving, traveling, snow skiing, water skiing and fishing.

            He was preceded in death by his father: Jimmie Morgan Franklin.

            Survivors include his wife of 31 years: Starla, of Fairview; sons: Connor and wife Rhonda and Cole, all of Dallas, Texas; mother: Faye Franklin; sisters: Debra Purdum and husband Mike, and Linda Anderson and husband Steve; in-laws: Farrell and Connie Miller, and Trent and Tiffany Thompson; a host of nieces and nephews who he loved very much.

            Memorial contributions may be sent to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1250 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401, or to the Frederick School Enrichment Foundation, P.O. Box 486, Frederick, OK 73542, in loving memory of Jim Franklin.

Orr Gray Gish Funeral Home
111 N. 11th Street
Frederick, OK 73542
(580) 335-2112
"Service Beyond Expectation"
SINCE 1905

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Private Memorial Graveside Service

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Peace Lutheran Cemetery

, Bessie, OK 73622

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