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Mr. Ricardo Garcia Franklin

December 5, 1954 ~ April 30, 2020 (age 65)

Obituary

RICARDO WAS BORN AND RAISED IN TAMPA, FLORIDA ON DECEMBER 5, 1954 TO THE LATE WILLIE EDWARD FRANKLIN, SR. AND MILDRED ANDERSON FRANKLIN.

MR. FRANKLIN WAS BAPTIZED AN AT AN EARLY AGE AT HARRIS TEMPLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH UNDER THE REVEREND DELL.

MR. FRANKLIN ATTENDED PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF HILLSBOROUGH WHERE HE GRADUATED FROM EAST BAY HIGH SCHOOL.  HE SERVED IN THE U.S. ARMY; AFTERWARDS HE WAS EMPLOYED BY GENERAL ELECTRIC AS A MOTOR WINDER FOR OVER 20 YEARS.

HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS:  WILLIE & MILDRED FRANKLIN; TWO BROTHERS:  BILLY AND DONNIE FRANKLIN; STEPSISTER:  SILVA D. MOSLEY

MR. FRANKLIN LEAVES TO CHERISH TO HIS MEMORIES:  SON:  RANDOLPH CHAVEZ, GRANDCHILDREN:  RANDOLPH CHAVEZ JR.; JAZZARIO AND JAZZMINE CHAVEZ; SISTER:  COOKIE THOMPKINS (JAMES); STEPMOTHER:  EDNA STANLEY; NEICES & NEPHEWS:  JONTE THOMPKINS (NAKESIA) OF TAMPA, FL; ANTON MCDUFFIE (TIFFANY) OF DALLAS, TX; JANAE THOMPKINS OF TAMPA, FL; JAMARUZ THOMPKINS (OLIVIA) OF DAYTONA BEACH, FL; SIKAYA MOSLEY, EUNIKA SMITH & KEYONNA MOSLEY, ALL OF TAMPA, FL; UNCLE:  MANUEL P. JOHNSON OF TAMPA, FL; AUNT:  LILLIE MAE FRANKLIN OF OCEAN SPRINGS, MS; GODSON: RICARDO MCPHERSON, AND A HOST OF OTHER FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO LOVED HIM DEARLY.

A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR COUSIN MARY FRANKLIN AND DAVETTE FLOWERS - CAREGIVERS OF ALBANY, GEORGIA.

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Services

Interment
Friday
May 8, 2020

2:00 PM
Florida National Cemetery
6502 SW 102nd Avenue
Bushnell, FL 33513

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