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James David “Jim” Franklin

James David “Jim” Franklin, age 66 of Lebanon, died July 6, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Born in Knoxville, TN, he was the son of the late Hubert Denver Franklin and Cecile Finnerty Franklin.  A minister of the Christian Church, he graduated from Roanoke Bible College. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.  He attended College Hills Church of Christ.  He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and at the age of sixty, learned to play the banjo.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Scott Finnerty. He is survived by wife of 45 years, Beth Baboryk Franklin; three children:  James Scott (Tyler Postma-Franklin) Franklin, Beth Rose (Joshua) Goin, Coral Lee (Russell) Leonard; eight grandchildren:  Ezekiel, Etana, Coralily, Solomon, and Abraham Goin, Katie and Russell James Leonard, and Estelle Postma-Franklin; brother, Denver (Laura) Franklin; three sisters:  Shelia (Jim) Marcusky, Sheena Lang, Annie (Jim) Banhidy.

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 10, 2017, at 6 p.m. at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Byron Paddock officiating. Visitation Monday 4-6 p.m.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to College Hills Church of Christ.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME , in charge of arrangements. www.ligonbobo.com

Messages for the Family

  1. John Maurice says:
    So sorry to hear of Jim’s death. The Mid-Atlantic family will be praying for you in the days ahead.
  2. Bill and Trish Griffin says:
    Beth, what wonderful memories we have of you and Jim. So sorry to hear of his death. Our prayers are with you in this time of transition.
  3. William Fierbaugh says:
    Beth and Family, We wanted to drive down today but are unable to do so. You know our prayers are with you all. Love you all so much.
    Bill and Charliece
  4. Joan Sawyer says:
    Hello, Beth. My sympathies on the passing of Jim. I have fond memories of your times here at RBC/MACU. We know God’s grace is sufficient for whatever each day brings. Lean on him and trust in his promised as you adjust to your life without Jim. God Bless. You and family are in my prayers.
  5. Annette Towner says:
    Beth & Family – sending love and prayers for you during this difficult time. Wishing I could be there to give hugs & support.
  6. Bob and Kathy Steele says:
    Beth, to say we are sorry to hear of Jim’s death just isn’t adequate to really express the sorrow we feel for all of you. We are truly sorry. Praying that God does give you the comfort that only He can right now.
  7. John, Wendy, & Matthew Bush says:
    Beth, James, Beth Rose, and Coral we were saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. Our Hearts go out to you in this time of sorrow as words are insufficient. We are praying for you and hope that you are comforted in knowing that he is in our Savior’s arms right now.

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