Franklin M Beaver Sr., was born Aug. 28, 1935 in Eufaula to Lecus and Nancy Beaver. He died Sept. 11, 2017 at his home in Okemah. He married the love of his life, Norma Jean Jimboy June 18, 1960 in Lawrence, Kansas and had two daughters.
He went to Jones Academy, where he was a member of the Jr. Golden gloves. He then attended Haskell Institute and was active in track and field.
He later attended Haskell University and received an A. A. degree. He had various awards in Track and Field including a record long jump of over 21 feet. Franklin was a mason which he continued for over 40 years until retirement.
He is survived of the home by his wife, Norma Jean Beaver, daughter, Rhonda Holahta, and son-in-law, Timmie Holahta; daughter, Carol Miller and fiance Lewis Harjo Jr. of Okemah; grandchildren: Jason Beaver and wife Marlena of Glenpool, Amanda Ryba of Okemah, Vanessa Johnson and husband Gabriel of Henryetta, and Amber Scott and husband John Jr. of Muskogee; great grandchildren: Max Radebaugh, Gabriel Johnson, James Beaver, Lawrence Scott, Olivia Johnson, Andrea Scott, Ryleigh Johnson, and Payton Spears, along with a host of nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Beaver, sister, Carolyn Hobucket Adams, mother, Nancy Beaver, father, Lecus Beaver, and uncle, Buddy Bear.
Pallbearers will be Mark Jimboy, James Jimboy, Michael Jimboy, Eric Jimboy, Drew Patneaude, and Patrick Holden. Honorary Pallbearers will be Kenneth Holden, Dorsey Nero, Thomas Yahola, and Duane Evans and In memory of Paul McNac.
Wake services are scheduled for Friday, September 15, 2017 at Creek Chapel in Okemah at 7 p.m.
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Creek Chapel in Okemah with Rev. Al Patneaude, and Rev. Edwin Jimboy, officiating. Interment will follow at the Jimboy Family Cemetery in Okemah. Services are under the care and direction of Integrity Funeral Service.