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Lois Marie Franklin obituary
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Marvin Ray Franklin
August 23, 1920 - December 09, 2009
Birthplace: Ducktown, Tennessee
Resided In: Sevierville, Tennessee USA
Visitation: December 11, 2009
Service: December 13, 2009
Cemetery: Magnolia Cemetery
Marvin R. Franklin, age 89 of Sevierville, formerly of Maryville and South Knoxville, crossed the Jordan River Wednesday, December 9, 2009. Marvin served in the Army during World War II and was wounded on the beach at Normandy on D-Day. He was a mechanic for Ford Motor Company, a beekeeper, and guitarist. He played guitar in the Church of God in Alcoa, Knoxville and Florida for many years. He retired as an electrician at the University of Tennessee Hospital. He finished out his working years as a stone mason and built many stone walls and walkways in the gardens of his close friends and “mud-mixer”, Dr. Alan Solomon of Knoxville.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Breeden Franklin and son, Gary E. Franklin.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Ron and B.J. Franklin of Sevierville, daughter, Carolyn Inez Sharp of Knoxville, seven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and special friend, Mary Gunn of Sevierville.
Family and friends will meet at 2 PM Saturday, December 12, 2009 in Magnolia Cemetery in Maryville for graveside service and interment. Pat Corn will officiate. Military honors provided by American Legion Post 104. Friends may call at their convenience Friday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. (www.atchleyfuneralhome.com)