James “Fredy” Franke, 79, of Center

James “Fredy” Franke, 79, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018, in Port Arthur with his daughters by his side.

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, September 8, 2018, at Clever Creek Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Clever Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church prior to the service, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Mr. Franke was born March 23, 1939, in Shelby County, to Alfred Franke Jr. and Ruth Bounds Franke. He served in the United States Army and worked as an operator at Texaco Refinery in Port Neches. His hobbies included being outdoors, spending time with his grandkids and playing dominos with friends. Fredy was a loving Christian husband and father and raised his children to have strong Christian faith.

He is survived by
Daughters:
Cindy Hauver and husband, Dowd, of Vidor
Amanda Eaves and husband, David, of Seabrook

Grandchildren:
Brandon Hauver and wife, Lauren, of Aurora, Colorado
Pierce Hauver of College Station
Erik Hauver of Vidor
Sara Eaves of Seabrook
Thomas Eaves of Seabrook

Great Granddaughter: Emerson Elaine Hauver

Brother: Donald Franke and wife, Barbara, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Sister: Doretta Watson of Beaumont

Preceded in death by
Wife: Mary Elaine Sigler Franke
Parents: Alfred Franke Jr. and Ruth Bounds Franke

His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com.