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Jerry Franklin

Jerry Lee Franklin, 73, of Columbia, died Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the T.J. Samson Hospital in Glasgow.

He was born September 1, 1945 in Adair County to the late Samuel Ed and Nancy Alice Estes Franklin. Jerry was retired from Fruit of the Loom and a former employee of the Adair County Recycling Center.

His survivors include his wife, Anita Corbin Franklin of Columbia; three sons, Timmy and Mark Franklin both of Columbia and Jeremy Franklin of Nashville; one sister, Barbara (Pee Wee) Sinclair of Columbia; one grandchild, Mason Franklin of New Mexico; nieces and nephew, Debbie Sinclair, Lee Ann Hilton, and Kenny Sinclair; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Genette and Ronnie Burton, Freddie and Teresa Corbin, Maxine and Coy Froedge, Debbie and Tony Furkin, Glen Corbin, Ronnie and Janet Corbin, and Michael and Tammy Corbin; and several other relatives and friends also survive.

The funeral service was on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Michael Corbin officiating.

Burial followed in Haven Hill Cemetery.

The casket bearers were Kenny Sinclair, Tyler Sinclair, Kyle Burton, Bill Hilton, Ronnie Corbin, and Freddie Corbin.

The honorary casket bearers were Glen Corbin and Denny Van Meter.

Memorials are requested to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society and may be left at the funeral home.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.