FORT WORTH -- Franklin Delano Cottongame, 80, of Fort Worth passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home. Interment: at Emerald Hills Memorial. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home.
Franklin was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He retired with the City of Fort Worth water department and worked for the Laidlaw Trinity waste. He was Preceded in death by Charles Junior Cottongame, S.M. Cottongame, Raymond Cottongame and Ruth "Bee" Horn.
Survivors: His wife of 60 years, Gladys Cottongame; son, Randy Cottongame; daughter, Cathy Belcher and husband, Terry; sister, Billie "Show" Horn; brother, Clyde Cottongame; grandchildren, Terri Dawn Belcher and husband, Josue Reyes, Ronnie Dewane Belcher and wife, Angela Belcher, and Myles Belcher; great-grand children, Bella Reyes, Caleb Belcher, Sofia Reyes, Daisy Belcher, Ryan Belcher and Avery Belcher.
The family would like to thank Vitas Hospice and Benbrook Nursing and Rehab.