James "Jim" Franklin

January 6, 1961 ~ March 27, 2023 (age 62) 62 Years Old

James "Jim" Franklin Obituary

James "Jim" Franklin, 62, of Rosenberg passed away peacefully on Monday, March 27th, 2023.

Jim was the first baby born in Jackson County in 1961 to the late Lynette and Ervin Franklin, by whom he was preceded in death.

He is survived by  wife, Kathy Franklin, son Thomas Franklin, daughter Anne Stark and husband Brian, grandsons Frank and Charlie Stark, brother Ray Franklin and wife Cheryl, sisters Patty Humbird and her late husband Wayne, Peggy Sembera and husband Lynn, and Paula Ewing and husband Tom, as well as many favorite nieces, nephews, and other extended family.

Jim graduated from Ganado High School in 1979, and WCJC in 1982 with a degree in Drafting Technology.  He untimately went on to marry his high school sweetheart, Kathy Kaspar, of Ganado, and work at Gurecky Manufacturing in Rosenberg for nearly 30 years, alongside his beloved work family.  He was an active and proud member of Knights of Columbus Council 2801, serving as Crawfish Boil Chairman for  10 years, as well as Grand Knight and various other offices within the Council.

Services will be held on Friday, March 31st at St. Wenceslas Catholic Church in Beasley, Texas, with a KC 2801 Rosary and Remarks at 9:00 a.m.,  Funeral Mass officiated by Father Orrin Halepaska at 10:00 a.m., and followed immediately by a Celebration of Life, toast, and catered lunch in the St. Wenceslas Parish Hall.  A private family burial will take place at Assumption Catholic Cemetery at a later date.

Pallbearers will include his fishing buddies, along with their wives: Steve and Suzanne Mangel, Trey and Bonnie Edwards, Mark and Toodie Sitka, Jim and Julia Girdnt, Stan and Mary Frances Hruska, and Rick and Sharon Kristynik.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Services have been entrusted to Russell Todish of Ganado Funeral Home, 800 S. 3rd Street, Ganado, TX 7796, 361-771-2120.

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Recitation of the Rosary
March 31, 2023

9:00 AM
St. Wenceslas Catholic Church (Beasley, Texas, St. Wenceslas Parish Hall)

Funeral Mass
March 31, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Wenceslas Catholic Church (Beasley, Texas, St. Wenceslas Parish Hall)


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