Glen  Franklin
On Monday, January 20, Weaver AL resident Glen Franklin passed away at the age of 88.

Born in Tampa, FL, Glen moved to Alabama at age 6. He graduated from Oxford High School and earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech. After marrying his high school sweetheart, the former Barbara Smith of Oxford, the couple lived in Atlanta and Chattanooga before returning to Alabama. He owned and operated Glen Franklin Wood Products, and served as Secretary of the Anniston Rotary Club for 31 years.

In retirement, Glen enjoyed volunteer work with many organizations including Meals of Mercy, Habitat for Humanity, Longleaf Botanical Gardens, Salvation Army, and First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, where he was a member for over fifty years.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Barbara Franklin; his children and their spouses, Lynn (Richard) Frennea of Birmingham, AL, John (Dianna VanDeinse) Franklin of Weaver, AL, and Elizabeth (Ronald Spittka) Franklin of Austin, TX; his grandchildren Melissa Frennea and Rebecca Frennea, and the many other relatives, friends, and loved ones whose lives he touched.

Glen believed in giving back to his community and "keeping ever mindful of the needs of others". Those wishing to express sympathy may donate in his honor to the Calhoun County Humane Society (The Animal Shelter,1201 Parkwood Drive, Anniston AL 36201)
Published on January 24, 2020


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Joey Crews
Jan 26, 2020
Mr. Franklin was such a kind man. My condolences to the family.