YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There will be a funeral service held on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at New Covenant Worship Center, 1900 Canfield Rd. (corner of Bears Den and Canfield Rd.) Youngstown, for Eddie Franklin, 84, of Youngstown, who passed away at his residence Saturday evening, April 8, 2017 with his loving family by his side.
Eddie will always be remembered and loved by his family and friends for his humor and devotion to his family.
He was born on January 9, 1933 in Hope Hull, Alabama, the son of Elie and Mary (Wheelwright) Franklin.
Eddie retired from Anchor Freight Company after 29 years of service as a truck driver and was a member of the Teamsters Local 377.
He was of the Baptist Faith and a former member of the Christian Bible Baptist Church.
Eddie was a proud United States Air Force Veteran serving during the Korean War and earned the rank of Airman 3rd Class. He received an Honorable Discharge along with the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal for his service to our country.
Eddie had many passions throughout his life. He enjoyed playing the lottery, working on cars and being outdoors working in his yard. He especially enjoyed fishing and taking his grandchildren and great-grandchildren for rides on his tractor.
He leaves behind to hold onto his precious memories his beloved wife of over 56 years, the former Barbara Moore whom he married December 22, 1956; three children, Deborah Ann Pegues, Linda Marie Carter and Marcus Cobb, Sr. all of Youngstown; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Birch (Delores) Franklin and Willie Lee Franklin both of Alabama; a sister, Rose (George) Jones of Alabama and a sister-in-law, Carol Franklin of California along with his friends of over 50 years, Floyd (LeaRae) Carter.
Besides his parents, Eddie was preceded in death by two sons, Vincent Keith Cobb and Ricky Collins; a son-in-law, Winston “Buzzy” Pegues, Sr. and a brother, Jim Franklin.
Family and friends may pay their respects on Friday, April 14, 2017, from 10:00 – 10:50 a.m. at New Covenant Worship Center, 1900 Canfield Rd., Youngstown prior to the service.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman (new location). Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to Eddie’s family.
Eddie’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Ron and Karen Collins and Lou Hall for all the help and support that was given during this difficult time.
A television tribute will air April 13 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.