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Floyd Franklin

Floyd Franklin

Floyd H. Franklin, 92, of Marissa, IL; born on October 25, 1925 in Clarmin, IL; passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens, IL.

Mr. Franklin was a coal miner. He was a member of the UMWA Local 1820. After his retirement from the mines Floyd enjoyed working on and repairing tractors.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Ollie and Lela, nee Wilkerson, Franklin. His wife of 70 years – Mary, nee Riley, Franklin whom he married on December 30, 1944 in Nashville, IL and who passed away on August 23, 2015. One grandson – Michael Floyd Franklin. Two great grandson – brothers, Zakkary Jerome and Noah Michael Franklin. Two brothers – Homer Franklin; Arkel Franklin.

He is survived by his sons – Gary Franklin of Marissa, IL; Jerry (Fredricka) Franklin of Marissa, IL. Two granddaughters – Amy (Doug) Eggemeyer of Belleville, IL; Julie (Greg) Stellhorn of Baldwin, IL. Eight great grandchildren – Keith Voogd; Alex Eggemeyer; Matt Eggemeyer; Josh Eggemeyer; Ellie Eggemeyer; Luke Eggemeyer; Audrey Evans; Hayden Stellhorn. One brother – Wilbur (Edna) Franklin of Tilden, IL. Also survived by a dear family friend – Barbara Franklin. Many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Macke Senior Center.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Monday, January 8, 2018 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 11:00am with Pastor Paul Hann officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    I’m sorry I may not make Uncle Floyd’s funeral because of illness but my thoughts and prayers are with you Gary and Jerry. Uncle Floyd was a gentle giant and a man of few words but he was loved. He now is at peace and with Aunt Mary. God Bless!

    Posted by: Cindy Franklin Jones – Sparta, IL – Family Jan 07, 2018

  2. Administrator says:

    I was so sorry to hear about your father. He was always so nice to us kids when we would go visit. Many prayers and thoughts to all of you. Thinking of all of you! Love you guys!

    Posted by: Jill Whitaker – Chesterfield, MO – Family Friend Jan 09, 2018

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