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Marvin E. Franklin Sr.


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Marvin E. Franklin Sr. Obituary
MR. MARVIN E. FRANKLIN SR., age 75, a former resident of Riverside, Ca, passed away peacefully on Dec. 24, 2015. Marvin E. Franklin Sr., was born on May 22, 1940 in Laing, West Virginia to the union of the late James McKinley Franklin and the late Mabel Pearl (McFadden) Franklin. Marvin was the 2nd youngest of twelve children. Marvin, (also) known to his family and friends as "Marty," moved to Riverside, California in 1976 with his wife and four children from Chicago, Illinois. He later moved to Victorville, California where he resided until the time of his passing. "Marty" was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, cousin, uncle and friend. He will especially be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, his appreciation for life, his love for books and learning, his commitment to community service and his many words of wisdom; but most of all he will be remembered for his love for family. "Marty" had a passion for serving the needs of at-risk young men and dedicated himself to helping them find their way to a productive, respectful life in manhood. He was known throughout the communities of Riverside and Victorville as a tireless community advocate/volunteer. Left to cherish his loving memory are his wife of 56 years, Thelma Franklin; four children, Marvin Eddie Franklin Jr. (Wendy), Derrick Dwayne Franklin, Alissa Franklin Garcia (Mike), and James McKinley Franklin II (Patty); eight grandchildren, James McKinley Franklin III, Joses Andrew Franklin, Jasmine Phenice Franklin, Josiah Alexander Franklin, Karissa Darlene Franklin, Ariyana Danielle Franklin, Paul Michael Garcia and Michael Angelo Garcia; three brothers, William Lloyd (Betty) of Warren, OH, Donald G. (Donna) of Chicago, Il, Gordon Darrell (Susie) of Warren, OH; two sisters, Elizabeth Laughlin of Chicago, IL, Doris Rowe of Dunbar, WV; four sisters-in-law, Vivian Franklin of Cincinnati, OH, Lena Franklin and Maxine Franklin of Warren, OH, Dixie Franklin of St. Louis, MO; one brother-in-law William Harris of Dunbar, WV, and one special cousin, Bishop Howard E. Franklin (Mary) of Atlanta, GA.; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Sylvia Harris and Annie Marie Jackson; and four brothers, Thomas D. Franklin, David M. Franklin, Pastor Robert M. Franklin, Sr., and Cecil McFadden Franklin. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Acheson and Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary, 7944 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, California 92504. A reception for family and friends will be held immediately following the service. The family of Marvin E. Franklin Sr. expresses their sincere thanks and appreciation for the many acts of kindness, gifts, and expressions of love shown during this time of bereavement.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Jan. 12, 2016
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