OBITUARY

Mr. Victor Ray Franklin

March 22, 1960May 2, 2021
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On the early morning of MAY 2, 2021 God called VICTOR FRANKLIN home. He was a young vibrant 61 years old.

VICTOR FRANKLIN or as some beloved friends and family referred to him as SLIKK VIC, was born a fraternal twin on March 22, 1960. Born to the beautiful union of Robert and Euradell Franklin, he was one of five children.  Survived by his four siblings. Three of those are sisters, CLEMENTINE, SHARON, and his twin VICKEY (EVERETT) and one brother, JERRY (BETTY), all residing in Dallas, Texas. Also a host of nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents ROBERT and EURADELL FRANKLIN and other close relatives.

VICTOR is also survived by his beautiful and strong wife, GWENDOLYN, and their children, VICTOR (Nooki), CHACE, COLE, and his only grandson, Kameron. These blessings came from the lovely union of the two loving souls when VICTOR married GWENDOLYN on August 21, 1993. The pair met in college in 1989 and Victor said he knew Gwen was his soulmate! They were best friends and head over heels in love together for 32 years. Victors first child, Victor born in 1986, then Victor and Gwen welcomed second child, Chace born in 1994 and then welcomed third child, Cole born in 2004. Victor was an all around family man, he devoted more than just time to his boys. They did everything together and he even still enjoyed beating them in basketball. Every moment was a memory that the boys and Gwen will cherish for the rest of their lives.

Victor graduated from Pinkston High School in 1978, where he went on to attend ITT TECHNICAL for Telecom Engineering. As the years passed God had other, greater plans and his career which ended as him being a Senior Underwriter for BSI Financial where he was just granted a promotion for his stellar work ethic. He truly lived by the bible verse, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

The Franklin home was always full of family, friends, love, and laughter. Victor was generous and genuine with his time and love, he never met a stranger, his door was always open.  Victor would give you the shirt off his back. He had the ability to bring out the best in others and any friend would attest to that. Victor enjoyed every moment of life, HE KNEW he was a chosen child of God. For many are called, but few are chosen. Matthew 22:14.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 7, 2021

  • Wake Service

    Friday, May 7, 2021

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  • Homegoing Celebratory Service

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

Memories

Mr. Victor Ray Franklin

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Victor Carr

May 8, 2021

To the Franklin Family, Tina and I send you our love and our sincere condolences. Victor, thank you for being one of the most genuine brothers that we had the pleasure of knowing. I always enjoyed our "Vic" conversations. I will miss those but I will never forget.
Gwen, Victor, Chace, and Cole our prayer is that you all take comfort in the fact that Victor made a positive impact on those that knew him.
May you all find peace in the valley.

Victor and Tina


Nakeesha Boyce

May 8, 2021

We want to express our deepest condolences to you Gwen and family. Victor was always so nice to us and he will be missed. I pray for peace and comfort for you all during this difficult time. Sending love and hugs.

God Bless,
The Boyce Family

Lori Smith

May 8, 2021

Victor will be truly missed by his BSI Family! Words can not express the sorrow we all have felt since we got news that our Brother had passed away. To the Family please know that you were his EVERYTHING! I felt like we were truly family because he shared all of the great things that were going on in his life! May God Bless you during this time of sorrow! Victor Rest In Peace!

Elbert Gray

May 7, 2021

The relationship that I had with Victor was as close as it could come as having the type of relationship that David and Jonathan had. Victor was like the other brother that I had. He is the last of my close close friends that I’ve known since kindergarten. From kindergarten to Benito Juárez to Sidney Lanier to Thomas A. Edison and L.G. Pinkston. There was never a time I could come to Dallas without seeing my friend. He would not let me rent a vehicle. A hotel was out of the question. He always had a room for me at his home. Victor Ray, Man you are going to be missed. Thank you for the times together bro good and bad. After Jesus I am seeing you with your mom and dad having a good ol time. Love you man. Peace

Koshina Tabasuri - Clement

May 7, 2021

Where do I begin? I remember when I first met you, you immediately took the role of being my big brother. That was the beginning of an awesome friendship. I loved the way you loved my sister Gwen (#familyaintalwaysblood), and when you guys joined together was even a greater gift! I'm still speechless. I wish we had more time...really difficult to absorb that the time is gone so fast...

2 Corinthians 1:3 Praise be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who conforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trail with the comfort that we receive from God.

Rest Well Big Brother💜💫👑💫💜

Loving you Always!

Tabasuri - Clement Family

Shemrock St.Clair

May 6, 2021

I would like to send condolences to Gwen, Chase,Cole an vic jr on the passing of Vic. Vic an I have been friends since 2000 we meet at work an been cool ever since me real brethren thanks for the advice brother I took them to heart an put them into practice I will be eternally grateful for everything you have done for me. I can go on an on the only thing I never did was tell you that I love u but you know I did I really hope I see one day. Jah knows best he always do until we meet again brother will always remember you as long as I live.

Robert and Iris Witherspoon

May 6, 2021

We met Victor through our son....from day one, Victor received us with love and friendship and welcomed us to his home with open arms. We will truly miss seeing him ... especially his smile... when Victor smiled he would light up any room he was in.

To Gwen, his sons, grandson and family we send you our deepest and sincere condolences. Victor left you a lasting legacy that you can cherish and love always.

Yours in Christ Jesus,
Robert and Iris Witherspoon
Wylie, TX

Mirrie Mitchell

May 5, 2021

Vic my brother. Vic was more than a co worker. He was a friend, a motivator, a leader. Whenever I wanted to discuss an issue I knew who to find to discuss the issue. Vic loved his family whom discussed on may occasions. His sons was his jewels. His youngest son Cole is my son's age. We use have several discussions about those 2 since they were young boys in middle school. When I use attend Cole's high school basketball game I use to be amazed at how many use to come up to us with smiles just say hi to Vic. He was one of a kind.

Please accept my condolences for you and the family. You will be missed my brother. My prayers rain out to the Franklin Family. BSI has lost a great man!!

Kim & Johnny Young/Campbell

May 5, 2021

We knew he was a child of the King, he was so kind and friendly.

Gagan Sharma

May 5, 2021

Victor was a valued member of the team and always a smiling face in the office. I loved walking by his desk and saying hello to him.

I also remember him always being sharply dressed, especially with his hats. We will miss you Victor.

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Biography

Victor Ray Franklin, age 61, of Desoto, Texas passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021. Victor was born March 22, 1960 in Dallas, Texas.

A visitation for Victor will be held Friday, May 7, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Laurel Land Funeral Home, 6300 South R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75232. A wake service will occur Friday, May 7, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 6300 South R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75232. A homegoing celebratory service will occur Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM at New Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 1930 Gallagher Street, Dallas, Texas 75212.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.laurellanddallas.com for the Franklin family.