AMerican Veteran 11

Denzil Lee "Bud" Franklin

October 19, 1933 ~ February 23, 2022 (age 88)


Denzil Lee "Bud" Franklin, 88, of Benton passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at St. Louis University Hospital. 
He was born in Franklin County, IL on October 19, 1933 the son of John & Goldia (Rhine) Franklin.
He married Loretta A. (Hutchcraft) on May 5, 1956 in Benton, and she survives.
Mr. Franklin was an Army Veteran, he served in Korea. He taught for 30 plus years at several schools in Cahokia, Flatts, Lincoln & Webster Junior High and at Benton Middle School. He was a member of the American Legion & VFW Post. Mr. Franklin attended Benton First Free WIll Baptist Church.
Mr. Franklin is survived by his:
Wife: Loretta Franklin of Benton
Denny Franklin & wife Cathy of Mulkeytown
Mark Franklin & wife Melody of Benton
Brice Franklin
Sammi & Selina Franklin
Donald Bailes (Sammi's fiancé)
Brother: Mike Franklin of Ewing
Sister-in-law: Betty (Allen) Miles of Benton
Several Nieces & Nephews
Mr. Franklin was preceded in death by his Parents, 1 Brother-Johnny Franklin, Father-in-law & Mother-in-law-Otha & Geraldine Hutchcraft, 1 Niece-Juliana Franklin, by 2 Sisters-in-law-Lynn Franklin & Peggy Franklin and 1 Sister-Freda May.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 26th at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Bro. Kent Dunford officiating. Burial with Military Rites conducted by the Benton American Legion Post 2671 & VFW Post 280 & Army Honors Team will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be after 11:00 A.M. on Saturday at the funeral home.
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February 26, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Funeral Service
February 26, 2022

1:00 PM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Final Resting Place

Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery
12740 Oddfellow Lane
Benton, IL 62812

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