Joseph Louis Franklin Jr.

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Joseph Louis Franklin, Jr., affectionately known as Joey, was born on October 21, 1960 in Columbus, Ohio to Barbara Franklin Rowland and Joe Louis Franklin. He entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.

Joey attended South High School and was active in the marching band until graduating in 1978. Upon graduation, he attended The Ohio State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice in 1985.

Joey was employed at the Linden Library on Cleveland Avenue for many years. During his employment there, he was sent all over Ohio and surrounding states working on computers and whatever else needed to be done.

Joey had a love for music and traveling. He was a quiet person, but he loved to smile, his family and he never met a stranger. When people met him, they were instantly drawn to him because he was just that kind of person.

Joey was preceded in death by his grandparents, Guy (Beulah) Morris and Oscar (Jimilee) Franklin; and aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Joey leaves to cherish his memory is his mother, Barbara (Roy) Franklin Rowland; father, Joe Louis Franklin; aunts, Alfreda (Fready) Simmons of Nashville, TN., Wanda Williams of Columbus, OH, Janice (Gary) Jones of Columbus, OH and Valerie (Dolphus) White of Columbus, OH, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at East Lawn Cemetery.

 

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Condolence Messages

  1. Edwin and Pam Robinson

    Mrs. Rowlan,
    You know mom and the rest of us send our deepest sympathy and heart-felt condolences in your loss. You have always felt like family and treated us the same. Joey was blessed and had joy in his life because he knew you would bring him joy everyday yof his life.visited. May God continue to keep and bless you as you recall all the good times, memories, and joy of being Joey’s mom. With love, Edwin & Pam.

  2. Clarissa Cook-Robinson

    My Condolences To You and Your Family. May God give you comfort and wrap his loving arms around you and your Family.

  3. Alvin and LaDonna Morris

    Uncle Joe and Aunt Barbara
    Our heart and prayers are
    with you. May God give
    you his favor, grace
    love and peace. Love you cousin
    Joey, in my heart forevermore.

  4. Hobert fleshman

    Condolences to the family and friends God bless

  5. Alvin and LaDonna Morris

    Uncle Joe and Aunt Barbara (Uncle Roy)
    Our heart and prayers are with you. May God give you his favor, grace, love and peace. Love you cousin Joey, in our heart forevermore.

  6. Novel Ratchford

    Just saw where one of my favorite students at Windsor has join his Heavenly Father. I will always remember his smile and loving ways. To the family, my prayers are with you. God bless you!

  7. Alvin and LaDonna Morris

    Uncle Joe and Aunt Barbara (Roy)
    Our heart and prayers are with
    you. May God give you his favor, grace, love and peace. Love you cousin
    Joey, in our heart forevermore.
    Love you ,
    Alvin and LaDonna

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