In Advance, he was a member of the American Legion Post 201. He was also a member of Ulen Country Club, the Elks Club, and the Columbia Club in Indianapolis.
The Franklins spent many weekends, as well as two weeks each summer, with their children at Lake Freeman near Monticello. In 1976, they began wintering in Okeechobee, Fla. After his wife’s death, Mr. Franklin continued to enjoy his time both in Florida and on the farm, in the company of his companion Roberta Summers. He enjoyed fishing on Lake Okeechobee with family and friends.
Survivors include children Jo Ann Harmon and husband Richard E. of Jamestown, and John N. Franklin of Jamestown; his companion, Roberta Summers of Jamestown; grandchildren Timothy S. Harmon and wife Jennifer Richert Harmon of Vail, Colo., Sarah E. Harmon Weder and husband Joseph of Avon, and William A. Franklin of Somerset, Ky.; great-grandchildren Tyler Weder, Ashlee Weder, and Jarrett Weder, all of Jamestown; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas G. Franklin.
Services are 10 a.m. Dec. 18 at Myers Chapel of Memories, 1502 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon, with the Rev. Roger Ward officiating. Interment with military rites will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon.
Visitation will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at the mortuary.
Memorials may be made to the Color Guard, C/O the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 318 W. Main St., Lebanon, IN 46052, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.myersmortuary.com.