Alan Franks

Alan Franks

30.01.1928 - 18.08.2020

Alan passed away on 18th August 2020 aged 92 years. Beloved husband of Sally, he will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.

Mandy Sargeant


Alan was a very valued and loyal member of the RL Austen team in his working days.
RL Austen has many good memories of Alan and Alan was very popular with his customers.
We very much appreciated his attendance at the opening of the store when we relocated
back to East Street in 2015. We have a very old photograph going back to the 40's - 50's of the front of the shop and he told me that he is actually standing behind the stock in the window watching when the photograph was taken which made me smile. Every time I walk past that photograph I always think of Alan hiding behind the stock!

Helen Airdrie


A lovely service for saying goodbye to a lovely man. It has been so nice to see the photos of you and Alan and to hear your memories. He will be sadly missed.

Nicky Rushman


Dear Sally
What a lovely photographic celebration of Alan's life. We will be thinking of you today and have many memories of the very special person that Alan was. I can still recall visiting his Silver and Jewelry shop in Chichester as a youngster and being memorised by all the beautiful things. Sending much love and strength for today and going forward.
Nicky and Nigel xxx

Diana Phillips


We will remember Alan with much love, as dear Sally’s Husband, our friend and as godfather to Rowena. You will always be in our hearts.
Diana, Anthony, Rowena, Maisie and George x x x x x

Jane Borer


I have so many wonderful memories to cherish of Alan. I was always given the biggest hug by him every time I saw him, from the first time I met him aged 11 right up to being 52! I’ll always remember his sense of humour, and how he couldn’t get through one of his stories without laughing himself! I’ll also remember what an artistic and creative person he was - beautiful drawings that he sent to my nephews and niece throughout their childhoods, and the most gorgeous tea caddy, handmade for me, and painted with love. When I said goodbye to Alan for the last time I told him I’ll always think of him when I open that tea chest!

Maurice Upton


I first met Alan in September 1979 when I joined the then Chichester Group of Advance Motorists from the Brighton Group, and he helped make me very welcome. In my first term as chairman of the group Alan was treasurer and doing doing a very good job, so I had a lot of dealings with him. He was always easy to get on with, with an infectious smile, and his knowledge was very valuable. Gina, my wife, and I are delighted to have had him as a friend, together with Sally. We will miss him.



Alan was one of the most agreeable gentleman I have ever had the pleasure to spend time with. A clever man that never made you feel anything other than his intellectual equal. Always ready with a smile or a quip, Alan is someone that will be sadly missed by many.

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