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“We are very saddened to hear of the loss of our long-time friend and travelling "Buddy, John". Priscilla had worked with John's wife in her beauty...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Howard Stirewalt Stirewalt - NC

“My very deepest condolences for you loss. Your Dad was one the kindest men I have ever know. May wonderful memories of his sweet smile bring you...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Maryann Diamond - Valdese, NC

“My warmest Condolences to the Franklin family; sending prayers for peace and comfort. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Tracey Wright - Asheville, NC

“I'm so sorry for the loss of your wonderful dad! Praying for your family! ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Robin Elrod - Valdese, NC

“I'm so sorry for the loss of your wonderful dad! Praying for your family! ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Robin Elrod - Rutherford College, NC

“I'm so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers ! ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Gaye Key - Lenoir Nc, NC - Friend

“John will truly be missed. He was one of a kind. Our prayers are with the family as they go through this difficult time. If there is anything we can...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Ann Franklin - Hickory, NC

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Winfield Abee - NC - Acquaintance

“Praying for all the family. Floyd was such a good man and neighbor. Always enjoyed talking to him. Will miss him ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Mark Berry - Friend

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Loved Floyd who was such a good neighbor and a good man. Will miss him ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Mark Berry - Friend


Mr. Floyd "John" Franklin Jr., 88, of Rutherford College, passed away on Friday, December 25, 2020 at Catawba Valley Medical Center, following a brief illness.
John was born on April 22, 1932 in Caldwell County to the late Floyd Franklin Sr. and Sarah Branch Franklin. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and had retired from J. Iverson Riddle, where he worked in the maintenance department.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Reece Franklin, sisters; Bessie Clarke, Wilma Conley, Pauline Branch, and Lula Jones, and brothers; William Earl Franklin, Arthur Franklin, Hubert Franklin, and David Franklin.
Survivors include one son Roger Franklin and wife Monica of Valdese, two daughters; Connie Franklin of Drexel, and Lori Pinnix and husband Ron of Valdese, one brother, Lewis Franklin and one sister, Lorraine Key. Also surviving are five grandchildren; Joshua Ryan Hughes, Ashley Ritter, Halee Hildebran, Prescott Pinnix, and Randy Lynn Lail Jr., five great-grandchildren, and special friend Beverly Ramm, and his beloved cat Bandit.
A private graveside service will be held by the family at Burke Memorial Park.
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the Franklin family.

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