Carl E. Franks, age 80 of Lowell, passed away Friday, December 7, 2018. He was preceded in death by his great-grandson, J.J. Cruz-Miller II. Carl is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lorna; children Scott Franks, Karla (Mark) Lauderdale; brothers Bill (Bertha) Franks, Harold (Toki) Franks, Lee (Mary) Franks, Dennis Franks; grandchildren Ronald Conley Jr., Samantha Conley, Cassandra (Gary) Johnson; great-grandchildren Elijah & Natalia Conley, Alexus & Christopher Cluver, Nathan Johnson, Deven Lauderdale, Brooklyn Cross; several brothers- and sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews. Carl worked at Big L Lumber for over 40 years, and was also a longtime member of the Moose in Lowell. He was an avid sportsman; he especially enjoyed golf. He also loved to fish, and over the years, taught many people to fish. Carl was a kind and gentle person who was loved by all who met him. He was a beloved husband, cherished father, amazing grandfather and terrific great-grandfather. Carl will be deeply missed. A Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 a.m. Sunday, December 16, at the Lowell Moose Lodge, 1320 E. Main St., Lowell, MI 49331. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital, https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc/donate; or Mooseheart, http://www.mooseheart.org/.