George Gleed Franks Jr.

1938 – 2013
George Gleed Franks Jr.


George Gleed Franks Jr., 75, passed away on November 20. He was born in Dillon on April 28, 1938, to George Gleed and Kathryn (Kajin) Franks.

George grew up in Lima and graduated from Lima High School. He honorably served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. After his return to Lima, he worked on construction crews on projects, including the Clark Canyon Dam.

He married Bonnie J. Miller, of Garrison, on Dec. 23, 1960. In 1963, George and Bonnie moved to Missoula, where they raised three children.

George worked for 39 years for Stone Container. He was well respected for his work there and received numerous safety awards. It was well known that George could fix anything.

 George was a founding alumni member of the T&C Club (Town & Country) in Missoula, where he enjoyed the company.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, George and Kate Franks; his sister, Marlene Krause; and nephew Kurt Krause.

He is survived by: Bonnie Franks; his son, Gregg Franks; his daughters Kathryn L. (Franks) Campbell and Jennifer (Franks) Brush; grandchildren—Andy Franks; John, Scott and Madison Campbell; and Ethan and Adam Brush—and by his nephew, Kade Krause.

George loved his country and the state called Montana.

He was a generous, lifelong supporter of the National Rifle Association, Montana Historical Society, local veterans organizations and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

There are no services planned at this time for George.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cremation and Burial Society of the Rockies.