Jerry Franklin

Jerry L Franklin

Wednesday, May 16th, 1934 - Thursday, February 20th, 2020
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Jerry L. Franklin, 85, of Colona, IL, died Thursday, February 20, 2020, at UnityPoint Trinity West Medical Center in Rock Island, IL. Services will be Monday, February 24 th , at 6:00 p.m., at Wendt Funeral Home in Moline, with a two-hour visitation prior to the service beginning at 4:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the family for a fund to be established at a later date. Jerry was born in Sioux Falls, SD, on May 16, 1934, to Benjamin and Dorothy (Daugherty) Franklin.  He married Grace Hintz, and later married June O’Haver in 1988.  Jerry was a semi driver for over 40 years, retiring from Advance Transportation.  He was a member of the Moline Archery Club, various bowling leagues, and was an avid Braves fan. Survivors include  daughters, Pam Franklin-Fugate of Moline, Michelle (Shawn) Brenner Long of Highland, IN, and Morgan Franklin of Colona, IL; son, Brent (Teresa Davis) Franklin of Jefferson, GA; step-children, Tara and Tracy O’Haver of Colona, IL; sister, Deanna (Mike) Wilson of Moline; brothers, Jean Franklin of Paducah, KY, Victor Franklin of Philip, SD, Michael (Julie) Franklin of Marion, IA; Dewain (Betsy) Franklin of Largo, FL, Richard Franklin of Milan, IL, and Dan (Lori) Franklin of Davenport, IA; ten grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, June, sons, Bradley G. Franklin and Bruce W. Franklin, and sisters, Joann Smith, Marilyn Lane, and Janet Brenner.
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Sonny and Janet Jordan

Posted at 12:00am
We were so sorry to hear that Jerry had passed. He was a good friend for many years and drove with Sonny for Advance. Sonny tried to call, and had not had an answer for some time, so he was afraid Jerry could be gone. Our deepest sympathies to his family.

Buhler Quality Yarns

Posted at 12:00am
We are thinking of you during this difficult time. May you all find and bring peace to each other during this time.

Lisa O'Haver

Posted at 12:00am
I am so glad you were a part of our lives. You were always so happy to see Mikel and I and treated us always as family. You were loved and will be missed.

Toby Carmack

Posted at 12:00am
Jerry was a very good man ..had a heart of gold..he will be sadly missed...

Tiny Mack

Posted at 12:00am
Rest in peace uncle Jerry may you sing and dance with the angels.

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