Thomas A. Franklin Jr. 1930-2013

WARREN – Thomas A. Franklin Jr., 83, died at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

He was born April 11, 1930, in Laing, W.Va., the son of Thomas Anderson Franklin Sr. and Georgia McFadden.

Thomas retired from WCI Steel as a security guard and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Survivors include his wife, June; three daughters, Regina Patterson, Janice Franklin and Linda Franklin, all of Warren; a brother, Bishop Howard E. of Atlanta; a sister, Billie J. Harris of Chicago; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Curtis; a grandson; two sisters; and one brother.

Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Friendship Baptist Church, where a funeral service will follow at noon.

Interment will take place in Pineview Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Sibley-Murray-Wellington Funeral Home in Alliance.