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Jerry Don Franklin (06-16-2016)
Jerry Don Franklin, age
69, was born February 25,
1947 and died on Thursday,
June 9, 2016 at his home in
Marion from GBM Stage 4
Jerry is survived by: His
wife of 27 years, Bonnie;
a son, Bryan Strother and
wife Sharon and daughter,
Kari and husband Ben Borgman;
three grandchildren –
Caden Strother, Karson and
Ally Borgman; his father,
James Hubert Franklin;
two brothers, Tommy and
wife Joanie Franklin and
Kenneth and wife Becky
Franklin; also family whom
he loved dearly.
Jerry was predeceased by: His mother, Wanda B. Franklin;
and one brother and sisters-in-law, James and Judy
Franklin; and Carolyn Franklin.
Jerry was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War serving
two terms (1965-1967) and worked for Genesis Energy as
a truck driver up until he was diagnosed in June, 2015.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2016,
at First Baptist Church of Marion, where he was a member.
Visitation started one hour prior to the service. Pastor
Bubba Hoggatt will officiated, with burial following inRoark Cemetery in Marion under direction of Kilpatrick
Funeral Home of Farmerville.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.