Leprilet Joseph Franz

Born in Cedar City, UT on April 23, 1932

Departed on May 10, 2011 and resided in Nashville, TN

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FRANZ, Leprilet Joseph, B. "Joe", 79, Nashville, May 10, 2011. Born in Cedar City, Utah on April 23, 1932. Son of Freda Ann Belliston Franz and LeRoy Belliston. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Barbara J. Franz; daughters, Cappi A. Villines Big Mike, Cindy Franz Lapane Bill of Miami, FL and Candy F. Bertrand Craig of Bloominton, IL; grandchildren, Michael Villines, Jr. Ali, Michelle Proctor Kenneth II, William Taylor Lapane, Kristen N., Robert T. III, Joseph F. and Shelby B. Fleming. Joe was a member of the U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command and B-47 Stratojet Assoc. and American Legion Post #5. He was a 49 year Master Mason and Past Master of Phoenix Lodge 131, a 32nd Scottish Rite Mason, York Rite Mason. He was also a member of Al Menah Shrine, a LT. of the Director's Staff and original member of the Wrecking Crew and a member of the Royal Order of Jesters. He was past President of the Tennessee Council of Electrical Contractors, past President of Nashville Chapter of Electrical Contractor Assoc. and past Governor. Joe worked for John Bouchard in Nashville and owned L.J. Franz, Inc. Electrical Contractors in Miami, FL. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow. The funeral service will be 12 noon, Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. Phoenix Lodge 131, Director's Staff will serve as honorary pallbearers. Grandchildren and family will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shrine Hospital for Children, c/o Al Menah Shrine, 1354 Brick Church Pk, Nashville, TN 37207. Interment at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation, Friday, 5-8 pm with Masonic Services at 7 pm. Visitation will also be Saturday, 10 am-12 pm at HARPETH HILLS FUNERAL HOME, 9090 Hwy Nashville, TN 615 646-9292

4 Comments to Leprilet Joseph Franz

  1. Chuck & Margie Morrell
    May 12, 2011 12:00 am

    May these few words help covey the
    thoughts of sympathy so deeply felt, yet hard to express.
    We shared some great times together

  2. Ross Chapman
    May 12, 2011 12:00 am

    No words can describe the empty feeling we share with you in the loss of Joe. He left us too soon, but we have many memories of wonderful times we all shared. Barbara, Cappi, Cindy, Candy and families, cherish his memory, celebrate his life and keep his smile in your hearts. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Ross, Michele, Theresa and Diana.

  3. jimmy tomlin
    May 13, 2011 12:00 am

    I am so sorry Joe was a dear friend,I will miss him so very much,I loved Joe and Barbara like they were faimly.
    Joe sent me a email about ever day.
    Barbara if there is any thing I can do just let me know.My love and prayers r with u.
    God bless

  4. Eric Roberts
    May 13, 2011 12:00 am

    I like you will miss Joe.. And will remember his friendship always