Franklin E. Dunham of Edgar Springs, Missouri was born September 12, 1929 in Edgar Springs, Missouri to the late Franklin James Dunham and Maude (Louis) Faulk, and entered into rest November 16, 2012 in Houston, Missouri at the age of 83.

Franklin was a member of the Church of Christ in Licking, Missouri. He worked as a Union Plumber until his retirement. He loved to hunt deer and rabbits, being on the go and practical jokes.

Survivors include his daughters Irene McCracken & husband Don of Rolla, Kay Spikes & husband Jerry of Huntsville, TX, Vickey Greear of Cherokee, AR, Sherry Zike & husband Michael of Moberly, MO, Tammie Boswell of Rolla and Jannie Spence & husband Wayne of Jefferson City, MO; step sons Steve Gresham & wife Mary of Rolla and Mike Gresham of Rolla; special friend Rozella Smith of Licking, MO; brothers Bill Dunham & wife Rosalie of Edgar Spings, MO and Jim Dunham & wife Linda of Wichita Falls, KS; sisters Thelma Walker of Rolla, Sue Callahan of Rolla, Virginia Ledbetter of O’Fallon, MO and Dorothy Gibbs of IL; and twenty six grandchildren along with numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his son Roger Dunham, brother Kenneth Dunham and sister Laura Dunham in addition to his parents.

Services for Franklin E. Dunham will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 11 AM at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri with Brother Larry Tubbs officiating.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, November 19 from 5 to 7 PM at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Interment will be at Pilot Knob Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Church of Christ of Licking. Cards are available at all James & Gahr locations.

Arrangements are under the direction of James & Gahr Mortuary of Rolla.

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