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Jerry Lee Franklin

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Jerry Lee Franklin passed away in his home on September 22, 2009. He was born to Robert and Kate Franklin in Clovis, NM, on October 6, 1946. He was raised in the Melrose community. Jerry later received his teaching degree from New Mexico State University. He resided in Quay Country for more than 25 years, where he was a farmer, teacher, FFA advisor, basketball coach, and a mentor to young people in the community, as well as throughout the state of New Mexico.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Carolyn; his children, Wade and Clayton Franklin of Lubbock, TX, and Clay and Traci Franklin of Clovis, NM; his grandchildren, Hudson, Mason, and Phinnegan Franklin; his mother, Kate Franklin; his sister, Linda and husband, Derrill Mitchell of Melrose, NM.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert L. Franklin; his grandparents, C.C. and Clara Franklin and W.Y. and Cora Mitchell.
The funeral services will be held at the Tucumcari Convention Center, Friday, September 25, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., with burial at the Tucumcari Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Jerry Franklin Memorial Fund at any branch of the First National Bank of New Mexico, San Jon Baptist Church or your favorite charity.
Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home Tucumcari, NM, 575-461-3815.
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