FRANKLIN, Wade, age 58, passed away at Lakeland Regional Medical Center on November 10, 2013 due to complications from a prolonged illness. He was born on March 31, 1955 in Plant City and has been a lifetime resident. He was an employee for the Tampa Tribune for over 25 years. Wade is preceeded in death by his father Ottice Ray Franklin. He is survived by two sons, John Franklin of Winter Haven, Anthony Franklin of South Carolina; mother, Betty Dover of Dover; two sisters, Eva Bargeron of Bartow, Pamela Seals of Apollo Beach; one grandson, Aidan Franklin from South Carolina; Aunt Margaret Nelson of Dover; numerous other aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held at Wells Memorial and Event Center in Plant City from 2-4pm on Saturday, November 23, 2013. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Good Shepherd Hospice in his honor.
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Published in TBO.com on Nov. 20, 2013