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Bradley Albert "Brad" Franklin Jr.

November 12, 1951 October 13, 2019
Bradley Albert "Brad"  Franklin Jr.
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Obituary for Bradley Albert "Brad" Franklin Jr.

Mr. Bradley Albert “Brad” Franklin Jr., age 67, of Garrison, Kentucky, formerly of Virginia passed away Sunday, October 13, 2019, at Southern Ohio Medical Center Hospice in Portsmouth, Ohio.

He was born on November 12, 1951, the son of the late Bradley Albert Franklin Sr. and Lena Brummitte Franklin.

Brad started his career teaching school in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Later retired from Piketon Ohio Atomic Plant. He was a history buff and enjoyed reading. Loved watching college football, his beloved teams were Kentucky, Virginia Tech and Alabama and spending time with his family and friends. Brad was of the Baptist faith and he was at peace with God.

Brad is survived by his wife of 19 years, Diane Marie Wright Howell Franklin, known to their grandchildren as Nanny Goat; one son, Charles William Howell (Dana) of Burgaw, North Carolina; two daughters, Stephanie Swain (Art) of Atkinson, North Carolina, and Trina Bennett (Gary) of Lucasville, Ohio; six grandchildren, Arika Bennett, Megan Wilson, Remington Bennett, Ryan Howell, Blake Howell, and Lauryn Howell, whom referred to him as Papaw Bear; one sister, Donna Brewer (Gary) of Kingsport, Tennessee; and his special pets, Teddy and Bailey. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 19, 2019, at Holston View Cemetery in Webber City, Virginia, with his son, Bill Howell officiating.

Friends may visit from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, October 18, 2019, at Globe Family Funeral Chapel, 103 Dudley Avenue, Garrison, Kentucky 41141.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that all donation be made to SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth, Ohio.


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