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Mexia, TX 76667
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Condolence From: E Arnie Porter
Condolence: Dan and I were contemporaries in the Air Force Chaplaincy with similar experiences and assignments. We were never assigned together but we shared attitudes, convictions, doctrines, methods, literature, and a deep appreciation for obscure authors. His e-mail address, "coldcountryfarm@***, was wonderfully taken from the title of a book by an English Author, Stella Gibbons, written in 1932, the year Dan was born.

When I first saw his e-mail address I called him to tell him The book was also in my library. We congratulated ourselves and laughed.

I will miss my dear friend.

Arnie & Dorothy Porter
Sunday May 07, 2017
Condolence From: Neal, Clare and Alexia Bowe
Condolence: Sue and Family,

We enjoyed Dan's gentle spirit and kind words over the years when we moved to Mexia. Our sympathies to you and your family, Sue.

Neal, Clare, and Alexia Bowe
Waco, Texas
Wednesday April 05, 2017
Condolence From: Sharon Freeto
Condolence: To the family of Dan Franks: I met Dan when I was a young Air Force chaplain many years ago. As a woman in the chaplaincy things were often difficult, but Dan was always supportive and reinforcing of my call and talent. He was so important in keeping me encouraged and believing that God was in my life. He will be greatly missed. The wold never has enough of his caliber,or his intelligence and compassion!My prayers are with you all, though I rejoice in his life!!
Wednesday March 29, 2017
Condolence From: Lorraine Potter and Rocky Saunders
Condolence: Our deep sympathy to Sue, Pam, Gary and Mark! We cherish the times shared with Dan and Sue while in San Antonio. Dan was a great pastor and mentor. Working for and with Dan at ATC was a highlight and personal gift. Rocky loved working with Sue at Fort Sam Houston Chapel! We are pleased that Pam and Gary are living at the farm - a blessing for all. Know you are in our hearts,prayers and love.
Wednesday March 29, 2017
Condolence From: Roger and Arlys Withee
Condolence: Sue, Arlys and I are deeply saddened by the news of Dan's passing, and send you our love and sympathy. When I was new in the Air Force Chaplain Service, Dan was my mentor for a number of years. I owe him a great debt of gratitude for the guidance and support he gave me. We fondly remember the times we were able to share with you in Hawaii and in San Antonio. We will continue to hold you in our prayers. Roger Withee.
Tuesday March 28, 2017
Condolence From: Teri Dykman
Condolence: Dearest Sue, My most sincere sympathy to you and the family. You may recall that Dan was the reason Carl joined Coker UMC back in 1990; and that Carl was the one who reproduced the little Crosses that you envisioned for the Acolytes, which they still wear, by the way. Because of that, he made well over 3,000 which he gave away to folks going on missionary trips, and to friends, etc. I'll venture that Carl and Dan are reminiscing about their Air Force days and sharing many laughs. I won't forget the times we parked our motor home in your driveway in Mexia and spent happy times with you both. Hugs and blessings.
Monday March 27, 2017
Condolence From: Brenda Venable
Condolence: Oh, Sue, I am so sorry to hear about his passing! In the year I sat with him in study, I was in awe of the depth of his wisdom. I always hoped he would write a book, to share with the world. Blessings on you and your family for peace and comfort.
Monday March 27, 2017
Condolence From: Judy Howen
Condolence: I worked with Dan at Coker United Methodist Church for several years. He was loved by the staff and congregation....a very spiritual presence in our midst. Sue was a huge addition to our music program. One of Dan's dear friends at Coker were Ginny and Jack Trawick and Jack's funeral was this past Friday. They are reminiscing now I am sure. Our sincerest sympathy and love to Sue - what a beautiful marriage they had. Judy and Bob Howen
Sunday March 26, 2017
Condolence From: Brian and Virginia Wiggins
Condolence: Dan was a patriot and a pastor, a great husband and father. As a nephew, I always remember being greeted with a big, warm smile that made me feel most welcome. He met life with a confident faith and a sense of humor. He will be missed!
Saturday March 25, 2017
Condolence From: James and doris herrington
Condolence: Ms Sue, and family. So sorry to hear about Bro.Dan. he was a very special person. We sure do miss seeing y'all in point enterprise. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Don't you know Bro. Dan is enjoying heaven and getting to see Jesus face to face. Thinking of all of you.
Friday March 24, 2017
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