David Orville Franklin, 71, of Amarillo, Texas died on September 22, 2021 at North West Texas hospital
David was born on September 27, 1949 to William Orville Franklin and Mae Louise Lewis
Survived by his wife of 52 years, Tricia Franklin; son Marc and wife Lori; daughter Lisa Smith and husband Gary; He was Papa to 7 grandkids: Brady Willimon and wife Tanna, Bethany Franklin, Avery Smith, Koby Franklin, Jayli Franklin, Alissa Smith and Mason Smith, all of Amarillo. Two brothers Darrel Franklin and wife Ann; Jerry Franklin and wife Robyn; a sister Sue Young and husband Alan, nieces, nephews and many special friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by a brother, Larry, and his parents, Orville and Mae Franklin.
David loved his family deeply and enjoyed spending time with his grandkids. He was a selfless person and always willing to lend a helping hand. He was a member of Hillside Christian Church where he lead a communion team, taught in the preschool department, and assisted anywhere needed. Volunteered for Meals on Wheels and transported nurses to the hospitals during winter snowstorms.
David owned and operated Lawn-ilizer for 38 years. He genuinely cared for each customer and built lasting relationships. He was a Godly man of honesty, integrity, and kindness who worked hard in every endeavor.
He will be missed by many but is leaving a legacy of love to live on through his family, who cherishes every memory of him.
David was a very casual man (boots and jeans kinda guy), so in his honor, the family requests casual dress at his celebration of life service.
Thank you to the amazing caregivers of NWTH ER & ICU. The family requests memorials are to Hillside Christian Church.
Memorial services will be held at 2 P.M. at Hillside Christian Church Chapel, Thursday, September 30, 2021. Arrangements made by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.