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 Stephen Lloyd Franklin

Stephen Lloyd Franklin

Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana, USA
Death 15 Oct 2005 (aged 55)
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Burial Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 24513386 · View Source
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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

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  • Created by: Janet McColley Franklin
  • Added: 9 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24513386
  • Janet McColley Franklin
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Stephen Lloyd Franklin (12 Nov 1949–15 Oct 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24513386, citing Forest Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Janet McColley Franklin (contributor 46939738) .