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Franklin  Jurek

Franklin D. Jurek

Friday, July 23rd, 1948 - Friday, March 29th, 2019
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Franklin D. Jurek went to be with the Lord March 29, 2019 at the age of 70. He was born July 23, 1948 in Port Lavaca to the late Alfred F. and Matilda Cervenka Jurek. He was a graduate of Calhoun High School and attended The University of Houston.

The family will receive friends Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at Grace Funeral Chapel in Port Lavaca and a Memorial Service at 1:00 pm with Father Tommy Chen officiating. Reception following service at Grace Community Church on Foster Rd in Six Mile.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers Alfred Jurek and Wayne Jurek.

Franklin is survived by his wife of over 35 years, Shirley Jurek; brother Leroy (Carla) Jurek; daughters Carol (Nathan) Sparks, Patricia (Billy) Platt, Victoria (Jerry) Chaka and Steva Mier-Barker; nieces Sherri (Bill) McClellan and Lisa (Kim) Evans; nephew, Steven (Lesa) Jurek; sister-in-law Patti Fitzpatrick; 10 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and great nieces and nephews. Franklin also leaves behind his best friend and confidant, his dog, Cujo.

He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, great uncle, grandfather and great grandfather. He served as a Port Lavaca City Councilman, a County Commissioner for Precinct 2, and a reserve Sheriff Deputy for 18 years. He was a member of the Rotary Club, The Six Mile Volunteer Fire Dept. and Six Mile Cemetery Association. As well as an Agent for RVOS & SPJST Insurance Companies. Franklin was very active and supportive to the city of Port Lavaca and Calhoun County. He was a craftsman known as "The House Doctor" for many years. He was an avid Houston Astros fan. Following retirement he drove a school bus for CCISD.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of South Texas, Six Mile Cemetery Association or Six Mile Volunteer Fire Department.

Thoughts and memories can be shared online to www.gracefuneralhome.net Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Grace Funeral Chapel.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Grace Funeral Chapel
    1604 W Austin
    PORT LAVACA, TX 77979
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 1:00pm
    Grace Funeral Chapel
    1604 W Austin
    PORT LAVACA, TX 77979
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Memorial Service
    Father Tommy Chen


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Brenda Christensen

Posted at 03:51pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Sincere sympathy
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John and Fran Arentsen

Posted at 10:58am
Our thoughts and prayers are with yall.
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Robert E Harvey

Posted at 09:46am
Our prayers for the family.
I got to know Franklin when I worked with his Dad at Dupont . I always enjoyed talking with Franklin. He will be missed by all that knew him.
Robert and Linda Harvey
Ruidoso, NM


Posted at 08:51am
Dear Jurek Family, I am so sorry for your loss. When we lose a love one in death it is never easy. During this difficult time may your family find comfort in Gods word the Bible that soon we will see our love ones again. -John 5:28,29

Josh Holzhauser

Posted at 07:46am
To family and friends. I am so very sorry for the passing of Franklin Jurek, it is always hard to lose someone special. It may be comforting to know that our God Jehovah is also saddened by death and even Jesus gave way to tears at John 11:33,35. Another comforting thought is to know the future of such ones. Isaiah 26:19 tells us about the promise our God has made to us to resurrect our loved ones from death. I hope this has brought you even the slightest comfort, please know that Jehovah the God of all comfort will always be there comforting you through trials (2 Corinthians 1:3,4). If you are interested in more bible based comfort this is a good article: https://jw.org/en/publications/magazines/g201407/tragedy-loss-loved-one/

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