REV. FRANKLIN L. DAVIS, 89, departed this life on Thursday, April 3, 2014. Born Feb. 5, 1925, in Little Rock, Ark., he served faithfully as Pastor of First National Baptist Church since 1971 and retired from the Fort Wayne Street Department after 30 years of service. Survivors include his daughter, Annie (Rev. Robert) Robinson; son, James Waikel; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 28 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Everloise Davis; and stepdaughter, Alice Bates. Service is 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at First National Baptist Church, 1827 Seddlemeyer, with calling one hour before service. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home. View entire obit www.ellisfh.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Apr. 6, 2014