Jerry Don Franklin, age 69, was born February 25, 1947 and died on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at his home in Marion, Louisiana from GBM Stage 4 brain tumor.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Bonnie of 27 years, son Bryan Strother, (Sharon) and daughter, Kari, (Ben) Borgman. He leaves behind his grandchildren, Caden Strother, Karson and Ally Borgman; father, James Hubert Franklin and two brothers, Tommy, (Joanie) Franklin and Kenneth, (Becky); also family whom he loves dearly. Jerry is predeceased by his mother, Wanda B. Franklin and one brother and sisters-in-law, James and Judy Franklin, and Carolyn Franklin.
Jerry was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War serving two terms (1965-1967) and worked for Genesis Energy as a Truck Driver up until he was diagnosed in June, 2015.
Services will be held Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 2:00 pm with visitation starting at 1:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Marion, La. where Jerry was a member. Pastor Bubba Hoggatt will officiate.