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Jefferson Franklin


1928 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Jefferson Franklin Obituary
Jefferson D. Franklin was born December 15, 1928 in Kosciusko, Mississippi to John and Louise Franklin. Being seventh of ten children. Affectionately known by his family and friends as "Jeff, Honey and Daddy-O, and Godfather". He was married to his first wife Essie Champion (deceased) in 1946 and to that union a daughter Gloria Franklin. Then he was married to Pearl Thomas in 1976 and was a step-dad to her boys Cleaster and Willie Thomas and Mclynnerd Bond (all deceased) Jeff served in the US Army in 1955. After an honorable discharge in 1957 he was employed by Inland Steel in East Chicago, IN with 32 years of service. Jeff was a person that was a jack of all trades. He could build, fix and repair anything that came his way. He was also a person that would assist you if needed. Jeff passed on Friday June 5, 2015. He was also preceded in death by his parents, five brothers Clinton, Theodore, Burt, Leo and Jeff Roe, and his Katherine. He leaves to cherish his memory daughter Gloria Franklin of Milwaukee, WI, two sisters Irene Minor of Jackson, MS, Walteryne Franklin of Ridgeland, MS and one brother Jack (Patricia) Franklin and daughter-in-law Dorothy L. Thomas all in Gary, IN with a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and other family members and friends. Visitation Friday June 19, 2015 from 9-11:00 a.m. Funeral service immediately following at 11:00 a.m. All services at the Guy & Allen Chapel, 2959 W. 11th Ave. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.
Published in the Post Tribune on June 17, 2015
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