Charles E. Franklin
October 16, 1921 – October 29, 2018
Charles E Franklin, age 97, lifelong resident of Phenix City, Alabama, went home to be with the Lord, on Monday, October 29, 2018. Funeral services are scheduled at Lakewood Hall of Striffler-Hamby, Phenix City, Alabama on Thursday, November 1, 2018, 12 noon, with Reverend Grant Parker officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Lakeview Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Mr. Franklin, son of the late Lonnie Franklin and Katie Maryland Moore Franklin, was born October 16, 1921 in Phenix City, Alabama. He graduated from Central High School in 1942 and then served his country honorably with the U.S. Army during World War II. During his distinguished military career he received numerous awards to include the Purple Heart; Philippine Liberation Ribbon; and the Presidential Navy Citation. After his military service, he worked in several machine shops in the local area and then began a career with Sunshine Biscuits where he worked faithfully until his retirement as a machinist, serving over a 30 year span.
Mr. Franklin enjoyed talking about and sharing stories of World War II with family and friends. He was regarded as "A Great Man" and "The Best Father a Son Could Ever Have." Mr. Franklin was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church; the American Legion, Fletcher McCollister Post #135; and an avid Auburn Tigers fan.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sally Ann Humphries Franklin, and a brother, Ralph Curtis Franklin. Mr. Franklin is survived by one son, Charles C. Franklin and his wife Linda of Phenix City, Alabama; two granddaughters, Haley Rebecca Borin and her husband Will of Columbus and Mary Katelyn Scott and her husband Josh of Phenix City, Alabama; two great-grandchildren, Reid H. Scott and Sally Wren Borin; many other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Midway Baptist Church, 9244 Lee Road 246, Smiths Station, Alabama 36877. Condolences may be offered at www.shphenixcity.com.
- Lonnie Franklin, Father
- Katie Maryland Franklin, Mother
- Sally Ann Franklin, Wife
- Charles C. (Linda) Franklin, Son
- Haley Rebecca (Will) Borin, Granddaughter
- Mary Katelyn (Josh) Scott, Granddaughter
- Reid H. Scott, Great Grandchild
- Sally Wren Borin, Great Grandchild
- Mr. Franklin also leaves several other relatives and friends to cherish his memory.
Midway Baptist Church
9244 Lee Road 246, Smiths Station, Alabama 36877
- Visitation Thursday, November 1, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, November 1, 2018
Charles E. Franklin
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October 31, 2018
My sincere condolences to the family at this time of loss. Even Jesus wept at the loss of a loved loved one. Please draw comfort from the scriptural promises at Acts 24:15 and Rev 21:3, 4 knowing that God cannot lie (Isaiah 46:10, 11).
October 30, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. May God's Word the Bible, prayer and your precious memories help to comfort you during this difficult time. You may also visit, www. jw. org. for Bible based videos and publications that provides comfort and practical help for those who are grieving. (Revelation 21:3-5; Psalms 34:18, 19.)