Franklin, Johnny Edward

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Johnny Franklin
Johnny Franklin
Johnny Edward Franklin, 60, departed this life on April 23, 2019.
 
He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Glynis Franklin; four sons, Johnny Owens, Tony Owens, Jeffrey Franklin and Jordan Franklin; one step-son, Courtney Stafford (Bianca); two step-daughters, Shannon Mackey and Tonya Lowery; four brothers, Edward Franklin (Lisa), Anthony Franklin and Michael Franklin; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and a host of cousins and friends.
 
The body will lie in state from 12–8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, at John P. Franklin Funeral Home.
 
The family will receive friends from 6–7 p.m.
 
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 2, at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be at Lakewood Memorial Gardens – East.
 
Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423 622-9995.

Arnold Eugene Bowman, Sr.

Don Whittenburg

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