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Donald Franks

April 17, 1967 — January 14, 2021

Donald E. Franks, 53, of Mt. Vernon passed away on January 14, 2021 at Deaconess Hospital. Donald was born in Eldorado, IL on April 17, 1967 the son of Walter Franks and Thelma Gallo. He was married to Kathy (Blackburn) Franks.

Donald had worked as a material handler for Berry Plastics. Donald biggest joy in life was spending his time with his family. He attended First Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon.

Donald is survived by Kathy, stepsons, Curt, Tony, and Kevin Valiant; grandchildren, Dakota, Britney, Rilee, Landen, Sadie Valiant and David Jones; brothers, Avery (Lindsay) Franks, Jim (Mary) Gallo, Mike (Carrie) Gibbs, Jr. (Mary Jo) Gibbs; sisters, Leisa (Darrell) PettyJohn, Voneida (Ron) Salee.

He is preceded in death by his father, mother and stepfather Pete Gallo, grandparents, Roe & Mary Franks; and brother Stanley Franks.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, January 18, 2021 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. A visitation will take place from 12:00 PM until time of service. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com

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Monday, January 18, 2021

12:00 - 2:00pm (Central time)

Stendeback Funeral Home

200 S Walnut St, Carmi, IL 62821

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Monday, January 18, 2021

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Stendeback Funeral Home

200 S Walnut St, Carmi, IL 62821

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