OBITUARY

Tracy Franklin

May 11, 1963May 12, 2019

Tracy Franklin, 56, of El Dorado passed away Sunday May 12, 2019. He was born May 11, 1963 in Marianna, AR. Preceding him in death are is parents; Donald Ray and Nancy Elam Franklin; a brother Kerry Don Franklin, grandparents Wesley Jack and Edna Elam, Milton Elliot and Emma Lee Franklin, cousin Lisa Moody Zeier, uncle Maurice Franklin. Survivors include his three children Dustin Franklin (Matlynne) Ashton Franklin (Randee Molsbee) and Mary-Ann Franklin (Devin Deblieux) all of El Dorado; one grandchild Emery Lynne Franklin; the mother of his children Ann-Michelle Meinert Franklin; mother in law Bette Ann Meinert; two uncles Allen Franklin, Gary Franklin; aunt, Flora Smith; nephew Ryan Franklin, niece Kelle Lawrence; cousins Susan Gleason, Patricia Roussin, Glen Miller, Scott Miller, Teresa Temples, and Connie Jennings. He was a 1982 graduate of Norphlet High School where he excelled in all sports. Tracy’s love for sports extended to his children, he supported them at every practice and game. He was Vice President of Longs Roofing and Sheet Metal where he was employed for many years. His family and friends were an important part of who he was. He loved his children and adored his only grandchild Emery Lynne. Visitation will be Friday 3:00-5:00 p.m at Young's Funeral home with services immediately following. Memorials can be made to Union County Animal Protection Society and Wings of love Family Center.

An online guest registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Memorial Service Friday, May 17, 2019

Memories

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Marty Davis

May 17, 2019

Remembering the big dove hunts with Tracy years ago. Gonna miss him.
Thinking of you all at this time.
Marty Davis

Robin McGarity

May 17, 2019

All my love and Prayers go out to you and your family at this time. Your father was so proud of you and all that you have become and we had many conversations to which he made that so apparent. The moment we first saw Emery his life changed forever and the love he had for her was unimaginable. We will never know why things happen the way they do. But know that God has his arms around you all at this time and he will carry you through this difficulty. Thank you Dustin for being so kind ad sharing your father with me for the past few years. Remembering his wisdom and generosity for Sydney and I will never be forgotten. All my love and prayers. Robin

Jamie Benson

May 17, 2019

All though I didn’t have u in my life but a short time I thank god for the time he did give to me with you I felt like I have new your for a life time I got to see a side of u I’ll never forget you was a kind man in carrying I wish we had had more time together but god had different plans although I can’t see r hurts to much right now in time I’ll find that out I’m thankful you showed me the true meaning of life in family I truly believe u saved me I’ll allways love u for that I’m miss all the talks we had I pray for your children in grandchild u so deeply love it was my pleasure to get to meet two of them see u someday tell them

Ronnie & Janice Greer

May 15, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. We’ve know Tracy for years and he always had a smile & a Hi, How y’all doing?!? He will be missed by everyone who knew him. May God Bless and be with Each & Everyone of you now & in the days, weeks and months to come.

Barbara West-Parsons

May 15, 2019

We have been great friends for over 40 years. I have many great memories of you and I love you. You will be terribly missed, but I will see you again in heaven my friend. My life will never be the same without you in it. Rest In Peace. You will never be forgotten. ~Barbara (a.k.a. TENNESSEE) I love you Tracy, and I will be praying for comfort for your family and friends.

Jenene Warren

May 14, 2019

Ann Michelle and family, I am so sorry. I just wanted you to know I am thinking of you.

Stanley & Susie Curl

May 14, 2019

We are so sad to hear of your loss of Tracy. Our prayers and thoughts are with all family and friends at this time of sorrow. Cherish the memories you have of him. God bless each of you.

Malinda Butler

May 14, 2019

Ann-Michelle and Family:
There aren’t enough megabytes on this computer to say all that Randy and I could say in support of you at this time. Our hearts are broken, but we know we will see him again someday in Heaven!

If fishing is allowed & cooking on cast iron skillets, then I just know Tracy is up there perfecting his culinary skills. I am betting he would rather be down here with all of you. He loved each of you dearly! He is now in the arms of his/ and our everlasting father.

PRAYING for each of you to experience peace & comfort in the following days. Praying that you can remember the good times & the fun times. And by all means, praying that you will take the memories of those good times and pour them into your own lives and continue to enjoy and share some of his favorite pastimes with your own families and friends! He would want you to hold your head up high and carry on in the difficult days ahead.

Praying for you and letting you know that whenever you’d like to come by our house for a glass of iced cold tea— some fried catfish, crappie, bass, bream, or chicken & dressing or chicken & dumplings like he made it, or anything else that you will please come by & see us! Randy knows most of Tracy’s favorite recipes! The doors of our house are always open.

We loved Tracy, and we love each of you!

David Meinert

May 14, 2019

Greg Burger

May 14, 2019

To my brother that I have always loved. My heart is breaking and I will miss you dearly.

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Tracy Franklin, 56, of El Dorado passed away Sunday May 12, 2019. He was born May 11, 1963 in Marianna, AR.

Preceding him in death are is parents; Donald Ray and Nancy Elam Franklin; a brother Kerry Don Franklin, grandparents Wesley Jack and Edna Elam, Milton Elliot and Emma Lee Franklin, cousin Lisa Moody Zeier, uncle Maurice Franklin.

Survivors include his three children Dustin Franklin (Matlynne) Ashton Franklin (Randee Molsbee) and Mary-Ann Franklin (Devin Deblieux) all of El Dorado; one grandchild Emery Lynne Franklin; the mother of his children Ann-Michelle Meinert Franklin; mother in law Bette Ann Meinert; two uncles Allen Franklin, Gary Franklin; aunt, Flora Smith; nephew Ryan Franklin, niece Kelle Lawrence; cousins Susan Gleason, Patricia Roussin, Glen Miller, Scott Miller, Teresa Temples, and Connie Jennings.

He was a 1982 graduate of Norphlet High School where he excelled in all sports. Tracy’s love for sports extended to his children, he supported them at every practice and game.

He was Vice President of Longs Roofing and Sheet Metal where he was employed for many years.

His family and friends were an important part of who he was. He loved his children and adored his only grandchild Emery Lynne.

Visitation will be Friday 3:00-5:00 p.m at Young's Funeral home with services immediately following.

Memorials can be made to Union County Animal Protection Society and Wings of love Family Center.

An online guest registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com