John William Franklin, Sr.

John William Franklin, Sr.

John W. Franklin, Sr., 75, of Monticello, passed away on October 10, 2015 at the Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation facility in Monticello.

He was born on October 6, 1940 and was the son of the late William McKinny and Matilda Franklin of Longview, Arkansas. He was a self-employed logger for several years.

Mr. Franklin is survived by three daughters, Carolyn Franklin of Syracuse, New York, Bamma Franklin of Monticello, Destiney Jones (Anthony) of Little Rock; and two sons, John Franklin, Jr. (Sherrita) of Grandview, Missouri and Cedric Franklin of Warren; a sister, Matilda Jordan of Monticello; two brothers, Rev. Daniel Franklin (Helen) and Donald Franklin, Sr. of Fountain Hill; two aunts, Bobbie Jean Miller of Fountain Hill and Opal Jean Franklin of Maumelle; 10 grand-children, nine great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

Funeral service will be hel on October 17 at 11 a.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello. Burial will be at Longview Cemetery.

Visitation is October 16 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.