Glenn Franklin Death, Obituary – Glenn Dexter Franklin, who resided in Morganton and was 81 years old at the time of his passing on December 13, 2022, passed away on that day. He died away peacefully while surrounded by his loved ones as they comforted him in his final moments. His mother, Fannie Luiza Franklin, passed away before he was born, therefore his birth took place in Burke County on June 8, 1941. His mother was his mother. Glenn served in the United States Army from 1961 through 1967. His years of service include the years 1961 through 1967. After that, he embarked on a professional path in the United States Postal Service, where he was employed by the Morganton branch for a combined total of 20 years before deciding to call it quits in the year 2003.
Glenn Franklin was a devoted husband, and he is survived by his wife of 62 years, Faye; his four children, Brian Franklin, Marty Franklin (Shannon), Lori Bates (Greg); and Chris Franklin; and by his four grandchildren. He is also survived by his four great-grandchildren (Brandy). His grandchildren’s names are Samantha Borders (Chaz), Dylan Franklin (Toni), Taylor Franklin, Breanna Franklin, Breanna Michaels, David Bates, and Marissa Franklin. He was a dedicated grandfather to all seven of his grandchildren. Additionally, he was able to spend time with his great-grandchildren, Christian Franklin and Noelle Franklin, who were both a delight. In addition, Glenn has three brothers-in-law whose names are Bobby Riddle, Harold Riddle, and Rex Riddle.
Bobby is Rosemary’s husband, while Harold and Rex are Jean and Jean’s husbands, respectively (Geraldine). Glenn Franklin’s death was preceded by that of his brothers Coy Franklin, Edison Franklin, Wilburn Franklin, and Alvin Franklin, as well as those of his sisters Dora Franklin, Lena Seagle, Patsy Drummond, Margie Ross, and Flossie Benfield. Glenn spent his entire life as a member of the Hartland Missionary Methodist Church congregation. During that time, he was actively involved in the steward board of the church and taught Sunday school there as well. Denny Watts was a good buddy of his, and the two of them spent a lot of time fishing together.
In addition to that, he enjoyed preparing meals for guests that visited to his residence. It is impossible to overstate how much we will miss him, but the legacy of his tomatoes will live on forever.
On Monday, December 19, from 1 to 2 p.m., the family will receive friends and relatives at the Sossoman Funeral Home in Morganton. The visitation will be held in memory of the deceased. The wake will begin at 10:00 a.m., and the funeral service will be held in the Colonial Chapel at the Sossoman Funeral Home. The Reverend Danny Carr will serve as the event’s presider. The funeral service and interment of the dead will be held at the Hartland Missionary Methodist Church in Morganton at the conclusion of the ensuing event.
You can honour Mr. Hartland’s legacy by making a contribution to the Hartland Missionary Methodist Church, which can be found at Post Office Box 1456, Morganton, North Carolina 28680.