Obituary of Wayne Russell Franklin
We are heartbroken to announce the passing of a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather, Wayne Russell Franklin. He was born in Boise Idaho on October 12th, 1928, and raised in Springfield Missouri with 10 other brothers and sisters. Wayne, being the fearless man he was, hitchhiked to Oregon when he was 17 years old. He passed away peacefully at the age of 94 in his sleep. He was always surrounded by friends and family. He enjoyed horseback riding in his younger years and was a Captain in the Lane County Sheriff's Posse. He was a Korean War veteran and spent 11 months there in Incheon, Korea and left in 1953. He is survived by his loving Wife of 72 years Lois Franklin, his two brothers, John and Al as well as three sons Galen, Gary and Terry Franklin grandchildren Kristi, Garrett, Cody and Connor, Great grandchildren Jaden, Shawn, Ethan and Emma. Wayne passed on the 5th of March 2023 at the age of 94. He will be sadly missed and will always hold a place in our hearts.
We would love you to come and honor his life at Springfield Memorial Gardens 7305 Main Street, Springfield, OR 97478 on March 30th, 2023, at 1pm.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Wayne Franklin, please visit Tribute Store