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John Coleman Franklin
1945 2024

John Coleman Franklin

July 17, 1945 — April 8, 2024


John Coleman Franklin, 78, of Louisville, left this earth and met his heavenly father on April 8, 2024. He was a retired mechanic from Ashland Oil Company and petroleum hauler for Marathon Oil. He enjoyed his time then with his family, tinkering in the garage and trying to outdo his son on the first tomato of the year.

John was born to Edward Wallace and Evelyn McCoy Stewart Franklin. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Edward "Sonny" Wallace Franklin Jr; Joseph "Joe" Stewart Franklin and one sister Billie Rhea Hoertz. Three infant granddaughters Amber and Rachel LeCompte and Baby girl Roberts.

Survivors are his wife of 42 years Diann Alexander Franklin, His children Shonna Roberts Owens (Mike); Mark Franklin (Debbie); Bobby Burba (Beverly); Chris Franklin (Amy); Scott Burba (Kim) and Karen LeCompte (Tommy). 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. And many brother and sister in laws.

Cremation was selected in accordance with his wishes. A celebration of Life will be held, at Shelby County Parks and Recreation, Waldridge Center, 717 Burks Branch Rd, Shelbyville, KY, Sunday, April 28, from 1:00pm-4:00pm.
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