John Stephen Franks, 71, of Medina, passed away Monday, March 19, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born February 21, 1948 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, to the late Stephen and Evelyn Della (Miller) Franks.
John proudly served his Country in the United States Air Force in the Vietnam War. He was a member of American Legion Post 610 and loved camping, being outdoors and travel. He was employed as an engineer with Parker Hannifin in Wadsworth for 16 years.
John is survived by his soulmate and wife of 40 years, Judith Ann (Memmott); children, Anthony Craig, Kristen Ginley, Britta Carlson, Stormi (Robert) Freund, Johnna Franks, Rhonda (Austin) Holes and Shawn Franks; grandchildren; brother, Donald (Peggy) Franks and his sister, Stephanie (Ken Morris) Ritenour.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Sue Thomas.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, March 25, 2019 at Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina. A funeral service will be held 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at the funeral home. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville. Luncheon to follow burial will be held at Waite & Son.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at www.themmrf.org.
Online condolences may be left at waitefuneralhome.com