|Birth: ||Mar. 12, 1957|
|Death: ||Oct. 16, 2012|
March 12, 1957 - Oct 16, 2012 OKLAHOMA CITY Glenn James Franklin, 55, born March 12, 1957, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, died on October 16, 2012, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In his passing to the other side, our beloved son left his earthly journey and joined his Heavenly Father for that great motorcycle ride with his buddy, "Sport." Glenn was a very spiritual man, a kind gentle person of great generosity. He was a loyal friend to many and loved by all who knew him. No one ever spoke an unkind word about Glenn. He was a friend of Bill W. and has inspired many. He was a graduate of Putnam City High School and briefly attended the University of Oklahoma. He graduated from broadcasting school but never followed that career path. Glenn got his first motorcycle at age 14, which led him later to work for Maxey's Cycles in Oklahoma City. He toured as a chief mechanic for the late Mike Harth with Team Hammer Motorcycle Endurance Team and also for Team Honda out of Torrance, California. While on the Team Honda, he toured the U.S. and worked with the Honda engineers in Tokyo and was published in major racing magazines for his motorcycle expertise. Glenn returned to Oklahoma City and began his own automobile and motorcycle repair business until he was forced to retire because of illness. One of his greatest loves was bluegrass music. He was one of the founding workers 16 years ago of the International Bluegrass Festival in Guthrie, Oklahoma. He played both the guitar and the mandolin. Glenn is survived by his parents, Jim and Charlotte Franklin, of Oklahoma City; sister, Pamela Baxter, of Batesville, Arkansas; sister, Christine Franklin, of Dallas, Texas; niece, Katherine Baxter, of St. Louis, Missouri; uncles: Gene Collier of Crocker, Missouri; John Collier, of Phoenix, Arizona; and Allen Collier, of Pacific, Missouri. He was preceded in death by fraternal grandparents, H. Roy and Marie Franklin; maternal grandparents, John and Margaret Collier; and uncle, Daniel Collier.A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 20, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Church of the Savior, 5600 NW 63rd, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to either: The Round Table Group, Attn: Sherry V., 3070 N Portland, Oklahoma City, OK 73107; or Free to Live, P.O. Box 5884, Edmond, OK 73083.
Published in The Oklahoman on October 19, 2012
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: Steven Laird
Record added: Oct 19, 2012
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