|Birth: ||Jul. 28, 1926|
|Death: ||Mar. 21, 2004|
Orville Lloyd "Popeye" Franklin, 77, of Shelbyville, died Sunday, March 21, 2004. Born July 28, 1926, in Shelbyville, he was the son of Sherman Franklin and Joyce Fern (Harbaugh) Riley. He married Ruth Irene Grigsby on Sept. 5, 1946, and she survives. Other survivors include three sons, Joseph R. Franklin, Stephen L. Franklin and Thomas J. Franklin, all of Shelbyville; one sister, Hildreth (husband, Elmer) Spencer of Shelbyville; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Alfreda Franklin; two brothers, Herbert Franklin and Sherman Franklin Jr.; and one sister, Mary Joyce Smith.
Mr. Franklin was a lifelong Shelbyville resident.
He was employed at Indiana Cash Drawer for 19 years, retiring in 1979. He previously was employed at Stites Studio for 19 years.
Mr. Franklin was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He received American Area Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Ribbon, four stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and Victory Medal.
He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home, 819 S. Harrison St.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Chaplain Brian Trotter officiating.
Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, with military rites conducted by local service organizations.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Shelby County, 110 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.
(bio by: Rochelle Riordan)
Sherman Franklin (1891 - 1960)
Ruth Irene Grigsby Franklin (1929 - 2015)*
Alfreda Fern Franklin (1946 - 2003)*
Stephen Lloyd Franklin (1949 - 2005)*
Note: My mother-in-law told him he better not die at Christmas, he said he wouldn't, he'd wait till Spring. He died the first day of Spring.
Forest Hill Cemetery
Maintained by: Janet McColley Franklin
Originally Created by: Elliott
Record added: Mar 30, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8577821