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Robin Franks

Robert “Robin” Thomas Franks




Robert “Robin” Thomas Franks, age 53, of Paul Shore Drive, Waterloo, and husband of Micki Lee McMahan Franks, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2020, at Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood, SC.


Born in Laurens, he was the son of Alice Faith Franks of Laurens and the late William James “Jimmy” Franks. Robin was best known by his many peers as “Baby Huey”. After graduating Laurens District 55 High School, he enlisted in the SC National Guard where he served for several years alongside his father. He was graduate of Piedmont Technical College and was a former supervisor with Torrington Co., ZF Transmissions and Pierburg. In late 2019, Robin fulfilled his dream of opening a restaurant, which was “Baby Huey’s BBQ” in Gray Court. Robin was also a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church where he formerly served as a Deacon. He was a devoted husband and adored his boys. Robin loved being a “Pop Pop” to his grandkids and loved his family beyond measure. He remained zealous in his love of the Lord and was known for helping anyone who needed help. Robin was an avid Clemson Tiger football fan and enjoyed his evenings fishing off of his lake house pier and sitting in his hot tub time machine with Micki.


In addition to his wife of 32 years whom he cherished immensely and his mother, he is survived by: his children; James Robert Franks (Larren) of Pacolet, SC, Benjamin Thomas Franks (Jordan) of Laurens and William Shell Franks (Baylee) of Laurens; sister, Tina Franks Fulmer of Laurens; grandchildren, Harper Fay Franks, Keaton Ryker Franks, Bentley Chase Fowler, Elleigh Grayce Franks, Colton Thomas Franks and a granddaughter, Savannah Rose Franks due in June and also a grandson, Thomas Robert Franks, due in June; his mother-in-law, Cathy Rearden McMahan of Gray Court; his sisters-in-law, Carol McMahan Barnes (Jason) of North Myrtle Beach, Amy McMahan of Mauldin; nieces, Autumn Fulmer Davis (Corey) and Alicia Faith Fulmer both of Laurens, Taelor Jordyn McMahan of Mauldin; nephews Nelson Matthew Chambers and Noah Hunter Chambers both of North Myrtle Beach and Evan Michael Wood of Mauldin as well as many loving aunts and uncles, a special cousin, Benji Hunter; several life-long friends; and his special lap companion, “Lily.”


A Celebration of Life will be held at 5:00 pm, Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Laurens, SC with Military Honors. The family requests that you wear orange in honor of Robin’s love for Clemson and that you follow social distancing guidelines by wearing a mask.


The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service.


Memorials may be made to the Hillcrest Baptist Church, 216 Independence Avenue, Laurens, SC 29360.


Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com

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I met Robin as a child on the playground and he remains to this day one of the nicest people I have ever known. Im so sorry to hear of his passing. My heart goes out to his family. He was a great man.

Anne Patterson Dec 11 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. I just found out. I worked with Robin at Sonoco. We didn't start out as friends because we were both so stubborn but we sure did end up as friends. I loved him dearly and I know the love he had for his family. Not only love but how proud he was of each of you. Many prayers. Rest In Peace my friend

NancyMillwood Dec 9 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robin Franks

Michelle Wright Dec 9 2020 12:00 AM

Please remember his family in prayer today as they have the Celebration of Life ! Robin was s good man loved his wife, his family and his Lord! Watching over everyone now from Heaven! Thankful for the Memories!

BettyAnn Spires Dec 8 2020 12:00 AM

We are so very sorry for your loss! Robin was a wonderful person. He will be missed by many!! Love and prayers Ricky & Angela Leopard

Ricky & Angela Leopard Dec 8 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robin Franks

Ricky & Angela Leopard Dec 8 2020 12:00 AM

In my thoughts and prayers. May God carry you through the coming days. Kenna Watson Allen

Kenna Watson Allen Dec 8 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robin Franks

Sandra Laws Dec 8 2020 12:00 AM

Our Love Thoughts And Prayers Are With You Mikki & Family! My Heart Was Sadden To Aquire The News Of "Boo" Transition !! He Was Always A Joy To Be Around! He Will Be Deeply Missed! Mr. Leake , Elder Leake, & Miss Mattie Of Simpsonville S.C

Elder R.T. Leake Dec 8 2020 12:00 AM

Micki and Family , I am Praying for all of you during this Time. Keep trusting our Lord . He will carry you through this Valley.

Brenda Hartline Townsend Dec 7 2020 12:00 AM

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