Paul A. Franklin
1922 - 2021
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Paul A. Franklin

Bossier City - Paul A. Franklin, 98, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2021 at Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home due to complications of COVID 19. His graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Rocky Mount Cemetery, 1309 Highway 154, Ringgold, LA 71068.

Born in Elm Grove, Louisiana on February, 8, 1922 to Noel and Susie Franklin, he was one of nine siblings. He was a Graduate of Haughton High School and attended Centenary College.

Paul served in the military during WWII in the Pacific and Japan between 1943 and 1946. He was a First Sergeant and Radio Communications Specialist in the 33rd Division, 6th Army Field Artillery. He was proud of his service and was a life-long member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. In 2018 he received The Louisiana Veterans Honor Medal from the Office of the Governor.

Following his honorable discharge from military service he worked for thirty years as a Radio Technician for the City of Shreveport Police and Fire Departments. Following his retirement he then worked for ten years at Shreveport Communications.

Koran Baptist Church in Haughton, Louisiana meant a great deal to Paul and his wife, Margie. He served as a Deacon and member of various church committees. He was previously a Charter Member of Ford Park Baptist Church in Shreveport.

Mr. Franklin is predeceased by his parents, his wife, Margie and son Phillip Franklin.

Those who will cherish his memory forever are his two children, Paul D. Franklin (Barbara) and Ginger Hoffmann (Lamont), six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

The family would like to give special to thanks to the devoted caregivers at Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home in Bossier City, Louisiana.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Hillcrest Funeral Home in Haughton, LA. It is requested that masks be worn at the service and social distancing observed.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home, Recreation & Welfare Fund, 3130 Arthur Ray Teague Parkway, Bossier City, LA 71112 OR Koran Baptist Church, 5158 Highway 527, Haughton, LA 71037






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Published in Shreveport Times from Jan. 13 to Jan. 15, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
JAN
16
Graveside service
11:00 AM
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January 17, 2021
Ginger and Paul,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I have wonderful memories of your dad as my Sunday School teacher at Ford Park as well as what he and Margie meant to my family.
Sincerely,
Dr. Steve & Dr. Sherri Madden Beck
Dr. Steve Beck
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January 14, 2021
The Final Salute

“Brothers and Sisters-in-Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Paul A. Franklin our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Paul. To Paul it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during WW-II while serving in combat with the U.S. Army. Paul, we commend you for your honorable military service. You are a true patriot, who served your nation and your community with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. You were a true friend. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. GOD Bless you. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion, the VFW Comrades of Post 4588 and the Disabled Veterans of DAV Chapter 30 in Shreveport and Bossier City, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Paul’s family and loved ones.

Brent Ebbesson, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

Ron Delaney, Commander, VFW Post 4588
1004 Jeter Street, Bossier City, LA 71111

Johnny Welch, Commander DAV, Chpt 30
7012 Suntan St. Shreveport, LA 71108
For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud
Carroll R. Michaud
Served In Military Together
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