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Stephen Lloyd Franklin
Birth: Nov. 12, 1949
Shelby County
Indiana, USA
Death: Oct. 15, 2005
Marion County
Indiana, USA

Stephen Lloyd Franklin, 55, of Shelbyville, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, at Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center, in Indianapolis.

Born Nov. 12, 1949, in Shelbyville, he was the son of Orville Lloyd "Popeye" and Ruth Irene (Grigsby) Franklin. He married Janet McColley on June 6, 1970, and she survives.

Other survivors include his mother, of Shelbyville; two brothers, Joseph R. Franklin (Peggy) and Thomas J. Franklin, both of Shelbyville; and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Jonathan, Tammy, Austin, Angela Franklin, Rick Drake

He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Alfreda "Alfie" Franklin.

Mr. Franklin was a lifelong Shelbyville resident.

He had been employed at VTI since 1992. He previously had been employed at Kentucky Fried Chicken, working in Shelbyville on several different occasions starting at the age of 14, and as a manager, in Urbana, Ohio, from 1974 to 1977 where he won the first Ohio White Glove Award from Col. Sanders in 1976.

Mr. Franklin was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Vietnam War, serving as a Sergeant. He had received several awards and served as special military guard for President Nixon and former Senator Jackson from Washington State. He was discharged in 1973.

He graduated in 1968 from Shelbyville High School and attended John Herron Institute and Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis.

Mr. Franklin was an avid oil painter, pianist and photographer.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Freeman Family Funeral Homes, Carmony-Ewing Broadway Chapel, 232 W. Broadway St.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Barbara Parry officiating.

Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, with military rites conducted by local veterans organizations.

Dreams are but memories that filled our lives
Memories of lovers dancing, laughing,
Memories of their first kiss.
Memories of their first night of bliss
Memories of star filled nights,
While moon beams danced on the water,
Their bodies cast a shadow of a warm embrace.
They glanced into each other's eyes,
Their thoughts silently spoken
Dreams of hope and love,
Dreams of children and growing old together.
And then when the one departs
And the other is left behind,
Those memories will live on
As long as there are memories to be made,
As long as there are lovers to dream

Janet Franklin copyright 2006

Family links: 
  Orville Lloyd Franklin (1926 - 2004)
  Ruth Irene Grigsby Franklin (1928 - 2001)
  Alfreda Fern Franklin (1946 - 2003)**
  Alfreda Drake Franklin (1946 - 2003)*
  Stephen Lloyd Franklin (1949 - 2005)
*Calculated relationship
Forest Hill Cemetery
Shelby County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Janet McColley Franklin
Record added: Feb 09, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24513386
Stephen Lloyd Franklin
Added by: Janet McColley Franklin
Stephen Lloyd Franklin
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Stephen Lloyd Franklin
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~ You make the Heavens sparkle ~
- Remembered ~*~ Angels
 Added: Oct. 4, 2013
Give Trixie and Fefe, Coco, Charlie, Ginger and Cleo and Cleopatra, Penny and Penny #1 kisses and hugs.
- Janet McColley Franklin
 Added: Jul. 7, 2013
Hello Dear, It was sad not having you around for our anniversary, trying not to be selfish wishing you were here but I wish you were. I miss you every day you are gone. I'll see you in my dreams. Love you always
- Janet McColley Franklin
 Added: Jul. 7, 2013
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