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H. Neil Franklin, Jr, 76, died Thursday, May 11, 2017, with his family by his side.
Neil is survived by his loving wife, Gail, daughter Emily, son Kyle, and cousins Steven Respess, Susan Green, and Tommy Silvey. He is preceded in death by his parents, Sara and H. Neil Franklin, Sr. and his brother, Charles David Franklin.
Born November 28, 1940 in Atlanta, Neil was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a proud University of Georgia alum. “Hunker Down You Hairy Dawgs.”
He was a charter member of Kirkwood Presbyterian Church where he sang in the choir and served as an elder and volunteer.
He was the owner of Marietta Saw and Sharpening Service until he retired in 2005.
An avid sailor, Neil enjoyed conquering the mighty waves of Lake Lanier and recently Lake Acworth in his sailboat, the “Gail Force.”
The family will be receiving friends and family at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church on Monday, May 15 from 1-2 pm prior to the memorial service which will be begin at 2 pm. Neil will be laid to rest at Georgia National Cemetery in a private burial service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 618 Acworth Due West Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30152.
Services are being handled by Carmichael Funeral Home, 1130 Whitlock Ave. NW, Marietta, GA 30064. (770)424-4924


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15

May

2:00 PM
Kirkwood Presbyterian Church

618 Acworth Due West Rd.
Kennesaw, Georgia 30152

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