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Kenneth Franklin

1968 ~ 2020 (age 52)


Kenneth, surrounded by family and loved ones, went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, April 26, 2020. Kenneth was born on February 1, 1968, to Adair and Vivian Franklin. He was the 7th and youngest child. Kenneth had numerous nicknames, Big Boy, Hoss, Big Kenny, Maddog, but best of all Uncle! Kenneth grew up and attended Locust Grove Schools, graduating with the class of 1986. Kenneth was a really big big guy all of his life. Those that knew him best knew that his zest for fun and living everyday to it’s fullest were even bigger than he was!  But what the biggest thing about Kenneth was his heart and the love he carried in his heart for everyone he knew! It was beyond massive abundance of love for all of us! Kenneth worked all kinds of jobs, race care mechanic, truck driver, security guard, jailer, and reserve deputy for Mayes County Sheriff Department.

Kenneth is survived by sisters, Jane and Larry Humphrey, Adair, OK, Carol Allen, Chouteau, OK, Shelah and Harvey Sumner, Pryor, OK, Debbie Franklin Johnson of the home. His brothers, Adair and Louise Franklin, Chesapeake, VA, Rick and Demicia Franklin, Pryor, OK. His nieces, Lisa and Rick Pruitt, Dawn and Benny Bradbury, Brayden and Bobby Emerick, Brittany and Justin Whitehead, Rikkee and Justin Allen, Haylee and Tanner Darnell. Nephews are Derek and Renee Humphrey, Caleb and Lovena Franklin, Austin and Alex Franklin. Great Nieces, Rachel Pruitt, Shelby Emerick, Brenna and Peyton Allen. Great nephews, Jeremy Pruitt, Brady and Liz Bradbury, Ryan Humphrey, BJ Bradbury, “Bear” Bradbury, Jackson Emerick, Bodee Allen, Henry Whitehead. He is also survived by numerous great great nieces and nephews. Step sons, RJ and Dakota Nelson, granddaughter and grandson on the way! One extremely beautiful, loving, wonderful and funny lady, Kimberly Corl, Big Cabin, OK. Kenneth is survived by one big slew of cousins, and soo many precious and loving friends! Kenneth is preceded in death by his parents, Adair and Vivian Franklin, many aunts and uncles, brother in law Richard Allen, and best wild and crazy friend Lonnie Ward.

Kenneth had such a love for all the kids in his family. He and the family sincerely and graciously ask for no flowers or plants. Their request is for all donations be made to the Pryor Special Tigers, Special Olympics Team for which Bodee and Brenna Allen are participants.

Pryor Special Tigers

PO BOX 548

Pryor, OK 74362

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