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A funeral service for Garland Wayne Franklin Jr., 59, of Marshall Texas will be held at 10:00a.m., Thursday, January 4, 2018 in the Chapel of Downs Funeral Home, with Rev. David Franklin officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Houston County, Texas. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Downs Funeral Home.
Garland Wayne Franklin Jr. was born December 27, 1958 to Garland Wayne Franklin and Carrie Ann Haltom Franklin. Mr. Franklin lived in Slocum, Texas from birth up until 1989 when he then moved to Marshall, where he has lived for the past 29 years. After high school he went to work for Vulcraft in Grapeland. Mr. Franklin worked for McGeorge Construction and Haltom Construction. He worked for Rayford Truck and Tractor until his death. Mr. Franklin enjoyed fishing, squirrel hunting, riding his motorcycle and socializing with friends.
Surviving Mr. Franklin is his wife, Jeannie Leverett Franklin; parents, Garland Wayne Franklin, Sr. and Carrie Ann Haltom Franklin; son, Garland Wayne Franklin, III, (Desiree) of Woodlawn; daughter, Casey Lanel Grimaldo (Adan) of Slocum; step-sons, Randy Robbins (Toni) of Longview and Mike Munson (Bernice) of Westminster, Maryland; sisters, Wanda Ann Prejean (Wade) and Angela Johnson (Louis) both of Slocum; brother, Neal Franklin of Slocum; grandchildren, Garland Wayne Franklin, IV, and Faith Ann Franklin; Clayton Goodson; Cason, Prisylla, and Oscar Grimaldo; Mikey, Billy and Lazz Munson; aunt, Veda Muriel Lipscomb of Conroe; uncle, Tommy Haltom (Charlcie) of Marshall.
Mr. Franklin is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Tex and Maudie Franklin; maternal grandparents, Elise (Big) Haltom and Flavel Newton (Slim) Haltom; and an uncle, Johnny Lipscomb.
A special thanks to his sisters-in-law Frances, Myra, Stella, and Sue for all their time, attention, and love.
Published on January 3, 2018
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