The memorial service for Mr. Franklin, conducted by Pastor Keith Encko, is Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church (1003 Hickory Hill Lane), in Hermitage, with visitation one hour prior to the service.
Mr. Franklin, of Mt. Juliet, passed away Sept. 1, 2013 at age 70. He was a senior division measurement technician/project manager for Spectra Energy where he worked for 41 years. Mr. Franklin was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Hermitage, and a Jaycee in Illinois and Oklahoma.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Darlyne Weden, of Franklin; children, Gary Dee (Valerie) Franklin II, Jennifer Darlyne Franklin, Heidi Dawn (Lane) Phelps; grandchildren, Austin Dee Franklin Bates, Paige Renee’ Trumbo, Dorothy Murphy, Charitie Dawn Franklin, Rheann Danielle Franklin, Ethan Dee Phelps, and Daniel Williams.
He is preceded in death by his father, Edd Franklin; mother, Marjorie Franklin; and grandchild, Garett Dee Franklin.
Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements, 615-444-9393.