PHILLIP FRANKLIN AMHERSTDALE, W.Va. — Phillip Franklin, 66, of Amherstdale, went home to be with the Lord Friday, October 14, 2016, leaving from Hubbard Hospice House after a courageous battle with cancer. Born September 15, 1950, at Riley Camp, he was a son of Vernon H. Franklin of Amherstdale, with whom he made his home, and the late Icelean "Mousie" McClain Franklin. Phillip was a 1969 graduate of Man High School. He then attended the United Electronics Institute where he graduated as an electronic technician. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy for four years and completed two years in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He was a retired electrician formerly employed with Delta Electric at Logan. Phillip was a member of the Church of Christ at Davin where he was baptized on August 7, 2016. He was a proud lifetime member of the National Rifleman's Association. He enjoyed watching college football and attending gun shows at Beckley. Those left to cherish his memory, in addition to his father, include two brothers, Michael (Debora) Franklin of Alum Creek and Timothy (Drema) Franklin of Kistler; one nephew, Brandon (Lyndsey) Franklin of Davin; one great-nephew, Tayden Franklin; his aunts and uncles, Roy and Glenna Franklin, Freddy and Marty Franklin, Jewell McNeely Luxon, Donna Jean Adkins, Louise and Lionel Ellis, Loretta Grass, Janice Elkins, and Bob and Vella McClain; many cousins along with a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at noon Monday, October 17, at Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man with Minister James Harry Farley and Minister Freddy Franklin officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens where military graveside services will be observed. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to services Monday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Online condolences may be sent to www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.
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