Gerald Grayson Franklin
1947 - 2020
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Gerry was born to Marguerite and J. Edward Franklin in Lynchburg, Virginia, on January 16, 1947. He passed away at home with his wife, Susan, on Sunday, February 9, 2020. He is survived by his three children, Corey Bács and her husband Charlie, Amy Brett, and Chad Franklin and his wife Jennifer. Gerry is also survived by his five loving grandchildren, Ryley Harris, Griffin Harris, Miles Harris, Grace Turk, and Taylor Franklin. Gerry was an avid pilot, a proud USAF veteran, and loved his family and friends greatly. He loved life and had a wonderful laugh. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Gerry's life will be celebrated on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 1:00 at the Wave Church, 2655 Seaboard Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. The family will receive guests after the service. Donations in lieu of flowers should be made to the charity of your choice.

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Published in The Virginian-Pilot on Feb. 11, 2020.
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July 21, 2020
Dr Ring, I have just heard of Jerrys passing today. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed terribly by so many. Connie and I are in shock. I saw him before all of this pandemic mess hit, he was always one of the most upbeat people I have ever seen. Please let us know if we can do anything for you. I miss Jerry. Rob and Connie

Rob and Connie Clyburn
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February 25, 2020
Gerry was a warm and welcoming presence whenever you saw him. My thoughts are with his family and close friends. He will be missed.
AMY ZELENKA
February 17, 2020
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February 16, 2020
We were so sorry to hear about Gerry's passing. Our most sincere condolences to your family. Dr Ring, my thoughts are with you. You are in my heart and in my prayers. I sure will miss his greeting when I'd come to the office for an appointment with Dr. Ring and comparing notes on the latest restaurants to eat at. You will be truly missed. Hugs to you.
Becky Proaps
February 15, 2020
Jerry had a big smile and a hearty laugh and he never met a stranger. Dr Ring's office is not quite the same without him.
Valjean Black
February 14, 2020
Gerry will surely be missed in the neighborhood. You were a great neighbor and friend.
Jim and Arlene Wallfred
February 14, 2020
Shocked, surprised and deeply saddened to learn of Gerry's passing. Our thoughts and prayers will continually be with you.
----Hank Henson, and Beth & Kelly Burgess
Hank Henson
February 14, 2020
Shocked, surprised and very saddened to hear of Gerry's sudden passing. Our continuing thoughts, and prayers are with you.
---Hank Henson and Beth & Kelly Burgess
Hank Henson
February 14, 2020
Hank Henson
February 14, 2020
Sincere Condolences...RIP G.G. aka Go Getem... my FTO...
Chris Tefft
February 14, 2020
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February 14, 2020
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February 13, 2020
February 13, 2020

Dr. Ring, our thoughts and prayers are extended to all. JERRY will be missed but never forgotten.
Frank & Nancy Taylor
Frank Taylor
February 13, 2020
Jerry was a good friend and he and I always enjoyed talking about him flying his airplane to Key West with Susan as his copilot. RIP Jerry.
Dr Bernie Hobson
February 13, 2020
Dr Bernie Hobson
February 12, 2020
We are saddened to hear that Jerry had passed away.Our thoughts are with you and your family. With heartfelt sympathy, Jane & Dan Causey
February 12, 2020
Dear Chad and Jennifer. We send our condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. We hope good memories bring the family together now and in the future. Katie and Mike Broz, Greg and Mary
Katie Broz
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February 12, 2020
I first met Jerry in the 70's when I first joined the VBPD. At that time Jerry was in the Detective Bureau. I did not work real close with Jerry but we would run into each other around the Public Safety Building. Jerry was very personably and a joy to be around. All of us who knew Jerry will miss him dearly especially his laughter! The Lord bless you my dear friend and your family!
GW Lawrence
February 12, 2020
So sorry for your loss of Jerry. We send love and condolences to you and your family. He was caring and compassionate and was so much fun to be greeted by at the office.
Caren and Tom Smigiel
February 12, 2020
Such a great laugh.... Such a great person....

We'll miss you, neighbor.
Mike & Karen
February 11, 2020
Dr. Ring & family,

Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Jerry. He had an immense personality and will be missed by everyone who knew him. May he rest in peace. Our prayers are with you.

Anne Annase & family
February 11, 2020
Dr. Ring our family sends our love and prayers to you in this time of great sorrow.
Love
Mary McCabe and family
Colleen McCabe
February 11, 2020
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February 11, 2020
Dr Ring, My heart and prayers go out to you and your Family. Gerry will be missed. You are in my thoughts.
Teresa Haynes
February 11, 2020
Thank you Gerry for the laughter you gave many of the car guys, you will be missed,Our condolences to your family, From the gang at South Beach Motors.
February 11, 2020
Rest in peace Gerry. Thank you for your service and dedication to our country and to our city. You will forever be missed. My condolences to your family.
Sandy O'Brien
February 11, 2020
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February 11, 2020
Dear Family of Gerry Franklin, I am so sorry for your loss. I was honored and proud to have served with Gerry at Virginia Beach Police Department I will hold your family in the light.
Sincerely,
Steve Siegfried(Richmond, VA)
Steve Siegfried
February 10, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Connie.
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