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Franklin Eugene Pankey, 95, of Duncan, OK passed away Monday Jan. 22, 2018 at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Thursday Jan. 25, 2018 at the Don Grantham Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Tracy L. Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Duncan Municipal Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home, Duncan.

The family will visit with friends at the funeral home Wednesday, Jan. 24th 5:00 to 7:00pm

Franklin Eugene Pankey was born Feb. 19, 1922 in Cruce, OK to Ida (Howerton) and Charles Thomas Pankey.

He attended Owens Prairie School and Marlow High School. Franklin married Audie Faye Bramblett on Jan. 4, 1948 in Los Angeles, CA.

He was a veteran serving in the United States Army during World War II. After his service time, he worked in the oilfields in California before moving to Oklahoma. He then was worked 7 years as a mail carrier in Duncan for the United States Postal Service, followed with a career as an officer for the United States Border Patrol for 22 years, with the majority of those years in Pecos, Texas.

He enjoyed golfing and fishing for many years.

Survivors include a daughter, Katrina Craddick and spouse Rodney of Hamilton, TX; two grandchildren, Kory Craddick and spouse Megan and Kelsi Clowdus and spouse Zac; five great-grandchildren, Emory Craddick, Brylee Craddick, Addyson Clowdus, Parker Clowdus and Payson Clowdus; and longtime companion, Joan Ward.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Audie Faye Pankey; a son, Michael Pankey; a brother, David Ballard Pankey; and six sisters, Ruby Simmons, Josephine McGill, Camilla Wilkinson, Nadine Price, Jennie Lee Murry and Wertie Pankey.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at: www.granthamfuneralhomes.com
Published on January 24, 2018
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