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James M. Franklin, Jr

May 27, 1925 December 28, 2019
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James M. Franklin, Jr
1925 - 2019

JAMES M FRANKLIN JR 1925-2019 James M Franklin Jr, formerly of Route #5, Ashland, KY passed from this life at his home in Glasgow, KY, December 28, 2019.
James was 94 years of age, born May 27, 1925 in Catlettsburg, KY, one of eight children to the late James M. Sr and Willa Belle Franklin. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Mary Rebecca Newsom (Becky) Franklin; son, Garry Ray Franklin and grandson, Steven Donald Dearborn.
Surviving are three daughters, Susan (Gary) Dearborn of Glasgow, KY; Pamela Willeroy of Georgetown, KY and Cynthia (Clifton) Perkins of Knoxville ,TN. Also surviving is his sister, Jewel Priddy of Huntington, WV., and friend and daughter-in-law, Tanya Franklin Johnson, Proctorville, OH.
James was a dedicated father, Pappaw and GPappaw. He will be missed by his wonderful and loving grandchildren, Aaron James (Mary Beth) Donovan, Becca Marcum, James Parker, Seth Parker, Rachel Willeroy, Ginger Perkins, Kenny (Stacy) Dearborn, Beverly Dearborn, Chris Ainsworth, and 13 special great grandchildren. James served his country in WWII as a Naval Gunner's Mate. He retired in 1987 after 34 years of service to the maintenance department of ARMCO Steel.
A Celebration of his life will be held Saturday, January 11th, 2020 at 3:00pm at Neal Funeral Home, 2409 Center Street, Catlettsburg, KY. Visitation will be from 1:00pm until service begins. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Southern Kentucky, 5872 Scottsville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42104 or Bluegrass Care Navigators (aka Hospice of the Bluegrass), 1317 US Hwy 62 East,
Cynthiana, KY 41031.
Condolences may be left at kilgorecollierfuneralhome.com.


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Visitation

Saturday

11

Jan

1:00 PM 1/11/2020 1:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 1/11/2020 3:00:00 PM
Neal Funeral Home

2409 Center Street
Catlettsburg, KY 41129

Neal Funeral Home
2409 Center Street Catlettsburg 41129 KY
United States

Memorial

Saturday

11

Jan

3:00 PM 1/11/2020 3:00:00 PM - 3:30 PM 1/11/2020 3:30:00 PM
Neal Funeral Home

2409 Center Street
Catlettsburg, KY 41129

Neal Funeral Home
2409 Center Street Catlettsburg 41129 KY
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Rose Hill Burial Park Final Resting Place

3801 13th St.
Ashland, KY 41101

3801 13th St. Ashland 41101 KY
United States
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