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John Reed Franklin

March 25, 1959 ~ May 10, 2020 (age 61)

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John Reed Franklin


John R. Franklin, age 61, of Hammond, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, May 10, 2020.

He is survived by his brother Jerrel (Cassy) Franklin; two sisters: Rosita C. (Daniel) Flis and Celeste Keene; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents: Joseph and Helen Franklin; Sister JoAnne Franklin.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions services were private at Bocken Funeral Home 7042 Kennedy Avenue, Hammond, IN 46323. A memorial may be planned at a later date.

John was a lifelong resident of the Region being born and raised in Hammond.  He was a graduate of Hammond Baptist High School and a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Hammond. John was a proud veteran of the Air Force. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made by phone or on facebook.

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