OBITUARY

John "Rick" R. Franklin

April 21, 1944April 20, 2019
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John R. “Rick” Franklin, 74 years of age, went to be with his Lord Saturday, April 20, 2019. Rick was born April 21, 1944, in New Albany to the late John William and Valeria L. (Kitterman) Franklin and was employed by the L. Thorn Company for 34 years until retiring in 1995. Rick was a former member of Calvary Apostolic Church in Louisville, Kentucky for 21 years and was currently a member of Christ Tabernacle in New Albany for the past 12 years with Pastor D. A. Cowden. He loved to tinker with cars and was very active in Prison, Hospital and Nursing Home Ministry serving the Louisville and New Albany area for many years along with his pastors. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by his family, friends and church.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Vickie L. (Caraway) Franklin; children, Mike Franklin (Kristina), Lorinda “Lori” Franklin, Jerry Tindall, Tina Hoffmeister, Judy Scott, John Richard Franklin, Jr.; 13 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; siblings, Terry Franklin (Sally), Steve Franklin (Judy), Karla Liles, Lana Steinbarger; several nieces, nephews, and Rick’s favorite pet dog “Gunny”.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 25th, from 11:00 am until 8:00 pm and Friday, April 26th, after 9:00 am until his funeral service in the Kraft Spring Street Chapel at 12:00 pm Friday with Pastor D. A. Cowden presiding. Burial will be in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park. Expressions of Sympathy to his wife and family.

Online condolences may be made to: www.kraftfuneralservice.net.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 25, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, April 26, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 26, 2019

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Janee (Poodie) Griffin

April 26, 2019

So many memories through the years that are timeless. To know him was to love him. His smile and laughter was contagious. He was and still is to all who knew him, a beacon of light that will forever shine within each one of us. Much love to the family. May God Speed.

Elise Suarez

April 25, 2019

A kinder friend and neighbor will never be found, as we found in YOU Mr. John! You will hold a special place in our hearts and minds forever. We are better people for having known you. Your sense of human kindness, chivalry, and humor were unique unto you.

Greatful for the memories, which we will cherish for all time! Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to you dear Vickie and Franklin Family!

Rest in Heavenly Peace, John! We love you..... your neighbors,

Ellie and Jocy

Dennis Barger

April 23, 2019

Wow! ... One of the most devoted person to Christianity that I've ever met in my life that wasn't a fake!!!!!!!!
My heart goes out to the family, because I know in my heart that Jesus couldn't wait one more day to get this glorious soul !!!!!!!
... One day shy of turning 75, or one day shy of being resurrected? ... I'll choose the latter!!!
"LOVE THIS MAN"

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