Chester Franklin, 87, of Franklin, formerly of Columbia, died Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 7:20 A.M. at the Franklin-Simpson Nursing & Rehab.
He was born February 25, 1931 in Adair County to the late Dempsey and Lula Neat Franklin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Timothy Franklin. He was a former employee of Clark Casual Manufacturing in Greensburg and a farmer.
His survivors include his wife, Louise Coffey Franklin of Bowling Green; three sons, Larry, David, and Tony Franklin all of Columbia; one daughter, Delores Vance of Columbia; one stepson, Sam Coffey, Jr. of Bowling Green; one stepdaughter, Kathy Daulton of Goodlettsville, TN; two brothers, Howard Franklin of Columbia and Herbert Franklin of Edmonton; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Junior Holmes officiating.
Burial followed in Haven Hill Cemetery.
The casket bearers were Josh Franklin, Anthony Franklin, Johnathon Franklin, David Franklin, Larry Dudley, and Thomas Campbell.
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.