Last Updated on February 9, 2022 by Kroeger Funeral Home

George L. Franklin, Sr., age 84, Logansport, passed away at 9:43 a.m. Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at WoodBridge Health Campus.

Born September 6, 1937, in East Stone Gap, Virginia, he was the son of Hezekiah Neal and Bessie Bryant Franklin.

George was a self-employed general contractor. For eleven years he was a driver for the Cass Area Transit. He enjoyed square dancing and was a member of the “Bridge City Squares”, attending bluegrass festivals, car shows and just working. Especially he enjoyed traveling to Virginia to visit his numerous cousins. A former coal miner, George moved to Logansport for employment. He was extremely proud of his grandchildren and his Virginia family history and ancestry.

George was a member of the Logansport Moose, FOP and the former Eagles.

Surviving are his children, George L. Franklin Jr. (Dee Dee), Logansport, Sharon Bassett, Boxford, MA; Ted (Teresa) Franklin, Bluffton, SC., Jackie Buchanan, Norton, VA; sister, Jean Baugh, Duffield, VA; former wife of thirty four years, Shirley Dotson Franklin, Logansport; close loving companion, Judy Russow, Logansport; eleven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren (with two “on the way”); nieces, nephews and lots of cousins.

Four brothers preceded him in death, Hezekiah Franklin, Jr., James Franklin, Jackie Franklin and infant Ray Franklin.

Visitation is from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 11, 2022, and one hour prior to the funeral on Saturday, both at Kroeger Funeral Home.

The Celebration of George’s Life will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Kroeger Funeral Home, with Tom Keller officiating.

The funeral service will be live streamed at 1:00 p.m. Saturday (EST) at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com/livestream

Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Cass County Senior Center, 115 S. Sixth Street, Logansport IN.