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Whitten Monelison Chapel

3966 South Amherst Highway, Madison Heights, VA

OBITUARY

Henry "HC" Clinton Franklin Jr.

October 26, 1928November 30, 2019
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Henry Clinton “HC” Franklin, Jr., 91, of Monroe, passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019. He was the loving husband of Shirley Brown Franklin for 68 years.

Born on October 26, 1928 in Monroe, he was the son of the late Henry Clinton Franklin, Sr. and the late Irene Burch Franklin. HC retired from Sweet Briar College where he worked as a carpenter foreman for 30 years. Prior to working at Sweet Briar, HC was a mail carrier. He enjoyed golfing, gardening, singing, music, crossword puzzles, building things, and cutting grass on his riding mower. HC loved his family and his church, a faithful member of Bethany United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir and served many years as lay leader.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Henry Clinton Franklin, III; grandson, Brogan Franklin; and siblings, Bill Franklin, Mary McCarron, Ruby Dendy, Evelyn Liggan, Buck Franklin, Jesse Franklin, and Ardell Franklin.

In addition to his wife, Shirley, HC is survived by his children, Debbie Peters and husband Roger, Greg Franklin, and Annette Middleton and husband Wayne; 11 grandchildren, Brian Camm and wife Allison, Kevin Camm and wife Aimee, Allison Franklin, Jonathan Franklin and wife Jennifer, Erin Gavilanes and husband Jose, Kaitlin Lucarelli and husband Adam, Ruby Franklin, Daniel Franklin, Jason Franklin, and Kyleigh Middleton; 12 great grandchildren and one on the way; brother, Russell Franklin; sisters, Margurete Grekos and Shirley Grubbs; devoted and loving caregiver, Becky Bryant; daughter-in-law, Sherry Franklin; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Whitten Monelison Chapel.

A funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Bethany United Methodist Church in Monroe, with Pastor Roger Powell officiating and assisted by Rev. Bob Parks. Interment will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery.

For those wishing to make memorial contributions, the family suggests Bethany United Methodist Church, 732 High Peak Rd, Monroe, VA 24574 or the Dementia Society at www.dementiasociety.org.

  • FAMILY

  • Henry Clinton Franklin, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Irene Burch Franklin, Mother (deceased)
  • Shirley Brown Franklin, Wife
  • Henry Clinton Franklin, III, Son (deceased)
  • Debbie Peters (Roger), Daughter
  • Greg Franklin, Son
  • Annette Middleton (Wayne), Daughter
  • Brian Camm (Allison), Grandson
  • Kevin Camm (Aimee), Grandson
  • Allison Franklin, Granddaughter
  • Jonathan Franklin (Jennifer), Grandson
  • Erin Gavilanes (Jose), Grandchild
  • Kaitlin Lucarelli (Adam), Granddaughter
  • Ruby Franklin, Granddaughter
  • Daniel Franklin, Grandson
  • Jason Franklin, Grandson
  • Brogan Franklin, Grandson (deceased)
  • Kyleigh Middleton, Granddaughter
  • Russell Franklin, Brother
  • Marguerite Grekos, Sister
  • Shirley Grubbs, Sister
  • Bill Franklin, Brother (deceased)
  • Mary McCarron, Sister (deceased)
  • Ruby Dendy, Sister (deceased)
  • Evelyn Liggan, Sister (deceased)
  • Buck Franklin, Brother (deceased)
  • Jessie Franklin, Brother (deceased)
  • Ardell Franklin, Sister (deceased)
  • Becky Bryant, Devoted and Loving Caregiver
  • Sherry Franklin, Daughter-in-law
  • HC is also survived by 12 great grandchildren and one on the way, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Brian Camm
  • Kevin Camm
  • Jason Franklin
  • Russell Franklin
  • Wayne Middleton
  • Greg Burnley
  • DONATIONS

  • Bethany United Methodist Church
  • Dementia Society

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Memories

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Susan Brown Harvey

December 3, 2019

As a kid, I remember "flying" from his outstretched arms.
From his niece, Susan Brown Harvey (Carlyle's daughter)

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Biography

Henry Clinton “HC” Franklin, Jr., 91, of Monroe, passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019. He was the loving husband of Shirley Brown Franklin for 68 years.

Born on October 26, 1928 in Monroe, he was the son of the late Henry Clinton Franklin, Sr. and the late Irene Burch Franklin. HC retired from Sweet Briar College where he worked as a carpenter foreman for 30 years. Prior to working at Sweet Briar, HC was a mail carrier. He enjoyed golfing, gardening, singing, music, crossword puzzles, building things, and cutting grass on his riding mower. HC loved his family and his church, a faithful member of Bethany United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir and served many years as lay leader.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Henry Clinton Franklin, III; grandson, Brogan Franklin; and siblings, Bill Franklin, Mary McCarron, Ruby Dendy, Evelyn Liggan, Buck Franklin, Jesse Franklin, and Ardell Franklin.

In addition to his wife, Shirley, HC is survived by his children, Debbie Peters and husband Roger, Greg Franklin, and Annette Middleton and husband Wayne; 11 grandchildren, Brian Camm and wife Allison, Kevin Camm and wife Aimee, Allison Franklin, Jonathan Franklin and wife Jennifer, Erin Gavilanes and husband Jose, Kaitlin Lucarelli and husband Adam, Ruby Franklin, Daniel Franklin, Jason Franklin, and Kyleigh Middleton; 12 great grandchildren and one on the way; brother, Russell Franklin; sisters, Margurete Grekos and Shirley Grubbs; devoted and loving caregiver, Becky Bryant; daughter-in-law, Sherry Franklin; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Whitten Monelison Chapel.

A funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Bethany United Methodist Church in Monroe, with Pastor Roger Powell officiating and assisted by Rev. Bob Parks. Interment will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery.