Ricky Franklin, 56, of Iowa Park passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, July 31, in Crestview Memorial Park with Rev. Bill Liggitt officiating.
Ricky was born in Henrietta on Feb. 16, 1957, to the late Benton Garland Franklin and Wanda Lou (Cheyne) Franklin. He graduated Rider High School and was a lifelong resident of this area. He was a Baptist. He began working in the oil business as a roughneck and moved up to Toolpusher and was employed by Patterson Drilling Co. the past 10 years.
Survivors include his sons, Sonny Franklin of Tyler, Josh Franklin of Wichita Falls; stepchildren, Ronald Emmanuel, Daniel Rutledge, Ronnie Drullinger, Chanda Clark and Cheyenne Davidson; sisters, Pam Franklin of Wichita Falls, Donna Lee of Iowa Park, Teresa McCaffity of Wichita Falls, and Bobbie Franklin of Petrolia; his longtime companion, Ruby Raschke; and several grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls 76310.