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Joshua Robert Franks

April 4, 1964 ~ January 9, 2020 (age 55)


Joshua Robert Franks, 55 of Urbana passed away at 6:42 a.m. Thursday January 9, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.  Joshua was born April 4, 1964 in Rantoul.  He is survived by his grandmother, Betty Smith Golladay, an aunt, Linda Brown (Charles) of Covington and his cousins, Christine Brown and John Brown.  He is preceded in death by his mother, Sharon Elizabeth (Smith) Franks.

Joshua is a 1982 graduate of Urbana High School.  He was an avid Illini fan and Chicago White Sox and Dallas Cowboys fan as well.  He was a talented artist and enjoyed his cats.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday January 19 at Renner-Wikoff Chapel & Crematory, 1900 S. Philo Rd., Urbana.  Condolences may be offered at


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