Virginia Beach - U.S. Army LTC (Ret.) Franklin "Lin" C. Haskins, 86, died on Saturday, 08/21/2021. Born on June 17, 1935, in Albany, NY, he was the son of Curtis and Isabella Haskins.
He attended and graduated from The Albany Academy where he started in kindergarten. From there he went to the University of Maine where he majored in Chemical Engineering graduating with a degree in Pulp and Papermaking. At the same time, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army through the ROTC program and began a lengthy career in the Army. He retired as a LTC in 1982 after serving 24 years with overseas assignment in France, Germany (twice), Vietnam and Korea. He later worked for the Army as a civilian at Fort Monroe for 10 years. During his military career, he was awarded the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal (twice), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, The Bronze Star, the Army Commendation Medal and the Air Medal (twice).
After his 34 years of service to his country, he and his wife established numerous small businesses in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He finally retired in 2015 after being a Realtor with Long and Foster and later with Keller Williams.
Among his many military and civilian affiliations, he was an elder at Bayside Presbyterian Church, a member of Armed Forces Scottish Rite Bodies at FT. Leavenworth, KS and Hancock Masonic Lodge AF & AM. LTC (ret) Haskins was a lifetime member of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), a lifetime member of the 101st Airborne Division Association and a charter member of the local chapter of the 101st Airborne Division Association. His fondest memory of his long life was serving in Vietnam with the 1st Brigade (Sepanate), 101st Airborne Division from June '66 to June '67.
In addition to his parents, LTC Haskins was preceded in death by his son, Curtis Haskins and step-son, Tommy Lee. He is survived by his wife Kim; step-son, Hyonku Lee and wife, Eunsil, and their son, Isaac; step-daughter, Shinae Kim and her daughters, Lauren, Allison and Diane; and daughter-in-law, Sunkyong and her daughter, Kelly. He is also survived by his daughter, Deborah Scharnhorst, husband Paul; grandson, Randy and wife, Hannah; grandson, Michael; granddaughter, Michaela; and great-grandson, Colton; and son, David, wife Sherry; granddaughter, Melissa Granillo and husband, Antonio; grandson, Jonathan and wife, Kristina, and their sons, Jonathan and Connor; former wife, Barbara; and many true friends and families.
A memorial service will be conducted at Bayside Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. David Rollins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 25, 2021. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society
or Bayside Presbyterian Church Youth Group.
Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home - Bayside Chapel is handling arrangements. Condolences may be offered to the family at: www.hollomon-brown.com
Published by The Virginian-Pilot on Aug. 24, 2021.