He was born August 18, 1933 in New London to the late Edmund R. and Ida Mae (Cole) Franklin. He proudly served in the US Army from June 1, 1953 until March 15, 1956. He worked at General Motors for 25 years, and served in the Peace Corps in Macedonia from 1998-1999.
He is survived by his wife, Lyudmila A. Franklin of Norwalk; brother, Stan (Marilyn) Franklin of New London
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Karen Franklin; a sister, Shirley M. Leimbach.
Friends may call on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 10:00A.M. until time of service at 12:00 noon at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. Burial will follow at Ashland County Memorial Park, 1058 US Hwy 250 N., Ashland, OH.