July 5, 1934 – February 7, 2014
Funeral services for Franklin Trucks, age 79, of Coon Rapids, will be Saturday, February 15, 2014, at 11 AM, at the First United Methodist Church in Coon Rapids. Reverend Lynn Gunderson will officiate and Lula Garnes will be the organist and vocalist. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Coon Rapids. Frank’s family will greet friends during a luncheon following the service.
Franklin Troy Trucks passed away Friday, February 7, 2014, at Thomas Rest Haven Nursing Home in Coon Rapids, Iowa after several years of illness.
Frank was born July 5, 1934 at Bayard, Iowa. He was the oldest out of 5 children. Frank attended Country School near Coon Rapids and quit school during his senior year due to the loss of his brother (Jerry Russell) from a hunting accident. Franklin served in U.S. Navy in December of 1953 and was honorably discharged for medical reasons. Franklin worked as a farmer like his dad and grandfather before him. He also did construction work and was truck driver. Trucking was his passion.
Franklin was a very polite and happy person, loved by his family and all knew him. He will be sadly missed.
Franklin is preceded in death by his mother and father: Lunele Anna (Russell) and Troy Trucks; a son Ricky Lee Trucks and two brothers: Richard Thomas and Jerry Russell Trucks.
Frank is survived by his children: Johnny Lane, Terry Sue, Mickey Dean and James Franklin Trucks; two sisters: Karen (Trucks) Betts of Ursa, IL and Martha (Trucks) Hedrick of Titusville, FL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church in Coon Rapids.Information provided by: Johnson & Woodhouse Funeral Home
518 Main St., PO Box 54
Coon Rapids, Iowa 50058