Austin Lee Franks
May 10, 1994  -  February 15, 2017

Austin Lee Franks

HunsakerWooten Funeral Home Chapel
201 N. 4th Street
Fairfax, OK  74637
Saturday, February 18, 2017
2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Map & Directions  Map & Directions

Funeral Service
Woodland High School Gymnasium
100 N. 6th Street
Fairfax, OK  74637
Monday, February 20, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Map & Directions  Map & Directions

Fairfax Cemetery
600 S. 8th Street
Fairfax, OK  74637
Map & Directions  Map & Directions

Woodland Athletic Department
100 N. 6th Street
Fairfax, OK  74637

Austin Lee Franks was born on May 10, 1994 in Tulsa, OK to Jerry and Susan (Smith) Franks. He passed from this life on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at the age of 22.

Celebration of Life Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 20, 2017 at the Woodland High School Gymnasium under the direction of the Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Fairfax City Cemetery. Friends may leave online condolences at

He was raised in Fairfax and graduated in 2012 from Woodland High School. He received his associate’s degree from Northern Oklahoma College in 2014, and was currently employed at the Pioneer Woman’s Mercantile warehouse.

From the time Austin could walk he had a ball in his hand. If you could throw it, hit it, kick it or catch it, he wanted to play it. He and his dad spent countless hours throwing and catching balls.

He was blessed to be surrounded by a group of boys growing up that had the same passion and competitive spirit. From the time they were 5 until the year they graduated high school, these group of boys won numerous baseball, basketball and football games. They culminated their high school careers with a Class A state football championship in 2010 and a Class A state football runner up in 2011. Austin favorite movie was “Remember the Titan” which epitomized how he felt about his brothers.

Austin believed in God and was baptized by his father on October 29, 2006, and was a member of The First Christian Church of Fairfax. He loved rap music, scary movies, dogs, the OSU Cowboys, shooting hoops, playing video games, watching sports on television and playing with his niece and nephews.

In the last year Austin’s life started to fall into place. He had a job he loved and he fell in love with Dorcas Hall Zotigh. He was excited and extremely happy about their future. They were both joyful about becoming parents to Jaxon. He couldn’t wait to become a father. Austin was the happiest we had ever seen him.

Austin is survived by his parents, his sister Sydney Hazen and husband, Jared. His nephews Roman and Bronson Hazen and niece Grayson. His girlfriend Dorcas Hall Zotigh. His grandparents Tommy Smith and Jim and Mary Ellen Harding and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Austin and Jaxon were both a blessing sent from God and our greatest gift. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what it unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:18


Sign Guestbook
  1. Holly Brashers
    Sherwood, AR

    Jerry and family,
    I am so very sorry for the loss of Austin and Jaxon.Words cannot even begin to express the sorrow.May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.


  2. Holly Brashers
    Sherwood, AR

    Jerry and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Words cannot begin to express the sorrow I feel for you. May you find comfort in the outpouring of love surrounding you.


  3. Tracy Easley
    Pawhuska, OK

    I am so sorry for your loss, Jerry and Susan. I can't imagine what you are going through. I am praying for God's comfort and peace every day during this time for your family.
    Love you both.

    Tracy Easley

  4. Preston Moore
    Fairfax, OK

    My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless everyone

  5. Cheyenne White
    Fairfax, OK

    My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless everyone

  6. Buffie Moore
    Fairfax, OK

    May God bless you all during this hard time. Love and prayers for your family.

  7. Jan Shell
    Fairfax, OK

    Dear Franks Family, please accept by sincere sympathy at the passing of Austin. Only God understands and can comfort you adequately. Lean on Him. May He, along with your church family and friends, provide the support you need now and forever. God bless you, Jan Shell

  8. sonya blanchard
    Fairfax, OK

    We are so sorry to hear about this sad news we will keep you in our prayers ask good for healing god bless you.

  9. Greg Doyle
    Fairfax, OK

    Dear Jerry and Susan,

    I was absolutely crushed by the news of Austin's passing, especially because I am here in California dealing with the aftermath of my mother's sudden passing.

    I wish there were words I could offer that would make sense of what has happened, that would lessen the pain, ease the burden, soften the blow. I only know from experience that there is a God we believe in and worship who has suffered as we have; a God who never abandons us in our time of grief; who understands exactly what we are feeling in times such as this.

    I love you. I am praying for you.

    May the Lord bring you comfort throughout this storm. May you find peace in His arms. And may the love of God overwhelm and heal your deepest hurt.

    Yours in Him,


  10. Danny and Roberta Hazen
    Cleveland, OK

    We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet Austin and baby Jaxon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God Bless!

  11. Casie Woods Mantooth
    Charlotte, NC

    My heart is breaking for you all!! I love you so much and I'm praying for you all!! ❤️❤️

  12. karen shaffer
    fairfax, OK

    I'm so sorry for your loss ; your in my prayers and god will comfort you during this time and keep all the family close .

  13. Brandon Looney
    Fairfax, OK

    Prayers so sorry

  14. James &Sharlene Cowan
    Ralston, OK

    Praying for the family.

  15. Rachel Blatchford
    Pawnee, OK

    Your in our prayers. So sorry for your guys loss. If you need anything just let me know and I will try to help.

  16. Ty and Terri Koch
    Fairfax, OK

    So sorry for your loss, prayers for you Jerry and Susan and those who knew and loved Austin and baby Jax. We will continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.

  17. Margaret Myers
    Barnsdall, OK

    Praying for your family during this most trying time. So very sorry for your loss!

  18. Rogie Rhynard and Family
    Ponca City, OK

    Your family are in our Prayers, may god guide you through these rough roads...Just remember your family is loved by many!!!!

  19. Holly Mashburn Sisco
    Dover, OK

    I am so truly sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!!!

  20. Renae Porter
    Pawnee, OK

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Jerry and Susan...May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you.

  21. debbie covey
    Ponca city, OK

    I'm so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  22. Kenneth and Karen Miller
    Fairfax, OK

    We are so very sorry for your loss,prayers for your family.

Start Planning Now

It is never too early to start planning for yours or your loved one's funeral.