Earl Lee Franklin, 86 of Little Rock passed from this life on January 23, 2022. He was born August 6, 1935 in Marvell, Arkansas to the late Love and Sara Lee (Gould) Franklin. Mr. Franklin spent many years as owner and operator of his own farm. He enjoyed watching western movies and playing pool but was always happiest spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, a son, Stormy Franklin, and daughter, Turnia Franklin, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of fifty-five years, Melia (Turner) Franklin; children, Amy Kirk, Angel Franklin, David Franklin, Steve Franklin all of Little Rock and Judy Adams of Mississippi. Other survivors include a sister, Lovie Franklin of Chicago; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.
Visitation will be 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm, Saturday, February 5, 2022 as Smith Little Rock Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mr. Franklin’s memory may be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association at P. O. Box 61420, Staten Island, New York 10306.