John Ira Franks 59 of Newton died on March 9, 2019. He was born on Oct. 22, 1959 in Mountain Home, Idaho and had lived in Ndwton for many years. He was an operator on an offshore oil plarform and most recently had been a delivery driver for Industrial Power and Rubber in Orange, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa Franks of Newton, daughters, Megan Elizabeth Franks of Newton and Courtney Paige Crawford and husband, Demetri of Dallas, grandchild, Michael Railey Franks, sisters, Pat Fowler of Newton and Ann Mills of Carthage, Tx, brothers, Joe Franks and wife, Leslie of Idaho and Henry "Hank" Franks and wife, Annette of Newton, mother-in-law, Emilie Stewart of Winnsboro, La and sister-in-law, Amy Fortenberry and husband, Ricky of Winnsboro, La.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry W. and Marjorie Franks.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Victory Assembly of God Church in Kirbyville.