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Ben Franklin, Jr.

October 5, 1949 ~ December 24, 2019 (age 70)

Obituary

Benjamin Franklin, Jr.  was born on October 5, 1949 in Montgomery, Alabama to Ben Franklin, Sr. and Bessie Mae Isome Franklin.  He was educated in the Jefferson County school system in Birmingham, Alabama.  He later attended Alabama A& M in Huntsville, Alabama.  Growing up, Ben was a hard worker and very competitive.  In July of 1969, he joined the United States Marine Corps.  While he was in the military, he earned his rank as a Sergeant Class E-5.  He received a National Defense Medal as well a Vietnam Service Medal for his outstanding accomplishments.  Ben was a family man who lived a very happy and fruitful lifestyle.  Some of his favorite past times included singing the blues, playing the guitar, traveling, and spending time with his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  He enjoyed outdoor activities like fishing.  He is known for his humor, jokes and being the natural comedian he was.  Over the years, he has done various jobs.  His main job position was held as a supervisor for a number of years, for a large construction company.  Ben to leaves to cherish his legacy and memories to his wife: Lillian Veronica Rogers Franklin; children: Katrina Franklin (devoted daughter), Delvin Franklin, and Felicia Lewis; stepson: Willie Stinson; mother: Bessie Mae Isome Franklin; brothers and sisters: Joseph Franklin, Isaac Franklin, Gwendolyn Hines, Vallory Franklin, Debbie Long, Annette Randall, Tarvaries Franklin, Demetrious Franklin, Timothy Franklin, and Marvin Franklin; grandchildren: RaChante Lewis, Madison Jones; great-grandchild: Kinsley Ruffin; uncle: Robert Isome; aunts: Jennie Graham and Doll Franklin; special : Angela Burke; special nephew: David Ragland; special friends: LaTrina Ross and Marilyn Ashley Howard, along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. 

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 Service Program


Services

Visitation
Friday
January 3, 2020

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Davis Funeral Home Chapel
362 Walnut Street
Prattville, AL 36067

Visitation
Saturday
January 4, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Lake Elam Baptist Church
3268 WM Ashley Drive
Millbrook, Alabama 36054

Funeral Service
Saturday
January 4, 2020

1:00 PM
Lake Elam Baptist Church
3268 WM Ashley Drive
Millbrook, Alabama 36054

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
January 4, 2020

Cuba Cemetery

Coosada, Alabama

Please note
Pastor Gary L. Jackson, Sr. officiating. Mr. Franklin, Jr. will lie in repose one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.
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