James D. Franklin, 56, of Vidor died Thursday, July 23, 2009 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services were held Monday at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor.

James was a longtime resident of Houston, before moving to Vidor five years ago. He was a glass glazer and attended Pine Forest Baptist Church in Vidor. 

James is survived by his sons, James Franklin Jr of Silsbee, Robert Franklin of Port Neches and Johnny Fagg Jr of Vidor; brothers Al Franklin Sr of Spring and Don Walton of Houston; sisters, Pat Wilcox of Vidor, Kathy Nagle of Fannett; and 7 grandchildren.