February 26, 1930 - May 11, 2016
Elmer “Cisco” Franz, 86, of Ashland passed away Wednesday May 11, 2016 at Hospice Care Center. He was born February 26, 1930 in Ashland a son of the late Henry E. and Mae Gilpin Franz. Elmer retired from Ross Brothers Construction Co. with 40 years of service. He was also a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 181, a member of the Louisville American Legion Post #200, and he also proudly served his country during the Korean War with the U.S. Army. Until his death, he was the oldest living member of the Ashland First Church of the Nazarene. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by five brothers, Raymond Franz, Edward Franz, Walter Franz, Charles R. Franz and Arthur Franz; four sisters, Marie Baxter, Florence Price, Edna Ford and twin sister, Eleanor Franz. He is survived by his devoted loving wife of 67 years, Joy C. Patton Franz of Ashland; one brother, Riley Franz (Phyllis) of Ashland; three sisters, Pauling Abney of Hamilton, OH, Dorothy Scholtens of Ashland and Geneva Wilson of Spring Hill, FL; and several nieces, nephews and friends. Elmer enjoyed making windmills, wood stoves, tables and benches. He also enjoyed boating, fishing in Florida and he always had a way to make people smile by telling his jokes. Elmer will be sadly missed by family and friends. Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 PM Saturday May 14, 2016 at Miller Funeral Home with Chaplain Jimm Smedley officiating. Burial will follow in Ashland Cemetery with military honors by Kenova American Legion Post #93. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until service time Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ashland First Church of the Nazarene @ 2201 Bath Ave. Ashland, KY 41101 or Community Hospice @ 1480 Carter Ave. Ashland, KY 41101.
Elmer “Cisco” Franz, 86, of Ashland passed away Wednesday May 11, 2016 at Hospice Care Center. He was born February 26, 1930 in Ashland a son of the late Henry E. and Mae Gilpin Franz. Elmer retired from Ross Brothers Construction... View Obituary & Service Information
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