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Neil Richard Franke

d. May 26, 2024


Neil Richard Franke, age 84, of Ocean Springs, passed away on May 26, 2024.   

He was preceded in death by his father, William Harold Franke; his mother, Charlotte Mary Franke McKasky; a brother, James H. Franke, Sr; and nephew, James H. Franke, Jr.

He is survived by his sister-in-law, Billie G. Franke; 3 nieces, Jeannie (Scott) Nesmith, Julie (Glenn) Cobb, and Jodi (Bryan) Young; and other relatives and friends.

He was a native of Cincinnati, OH and a longtime resident of Pascagoula.  Neil was a very unique person, always happy and very grateful for all things especially his family. He lived a very simple life but had a brilliant mind.

After moving to Pascagoula with family he enjoyed walking and exploring everything especially the seafood restaurants. He joined the Senior Citizens Center where he enjoyed line dancing and exercising to Richard Simmons with his friends.  He was an avid reader, loved reading his Bible, Broadway musicals, classical music and old vintage movies. His favorite TV shows were Gunsmoke and The Andy Griffith Show. 

Many thanks to everyone at the Lighthouse Assisted Living Facility who provided wonderful care for Neil. Special thanks to Lana Roberison for her unwavering kindness and support.

And many thanks to our Family and Friends for your love and support. 

Neil will be greatly missed.

A graveside service will be held at 10 am on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at Orange Grove Cemetery in Moss Point with Bro. Wendell Stork officiating. 

The Riemann Family Funeral Home, Lemoyne Blvd, is serving the family and online condolences may be offered at

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Saturday, June 1, 2024

10:00 - 10:30 am (Central time)

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