Jerry Franklin

Obituary of Jerry Franklin

Jerry “Papa” Franklin passed away on December 26, 2023 at age 81. Jerry Ray Franklin served in the United States Army. In his later years, he was an auto parts salesman. He loved to be outside with his dogs and his chickens, and just tooling around. He enjoyed NASCAR, football, and his Westerns.

               Jerry is survived by his daughter, Teresa Ward; grandchildren: Nikki Hill, Brooke Perry, and Keely Ward; great-grandchildren: Malani McGee, Ava Ward, and Allie Ward; and siblings: Rusty Franklin, Rick Franklin, Billie Sue (Rick) Stewart, and Debbie (Jerry) Sandefur. He is preceded in death by daughter Tonya Franklin, mother of children Viola Franklin, parents, and sisters Shirley Alexander and Patty Shields.

               Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.

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