Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 10:00 AM until service time.
Johnny was born on December 12, 1951 in Victoria, Texas to Johnny V. Franklin, Sr., and Thyra Green Franklin and passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Citizens Hospital in Victoria.
“Franklin” attended public school in Refugio, Texas where he graduated in the class of 1970 as Salutatorian. He later served his country by joining the United States Air Force. He was always the life of any activity. His kind and gentle spirit will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandchildren and one great nephew.
Left to cherish his memory will be his life partner and wife, Genice Gipson; sons, Terrence “Red” Brown and Reggie Hollins; daughters, Jacqueline “Winnie” Bailey, Valerie “Nicky” Brown, Kirstin “Priese” Brown, Shutterra “Dink” Brown and Lavena Williams; sister, Sandra K. Williams and mother of his children, Kathy Brown-Bostic; seventeen grandchildren, seven great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Final arrangements under the direction of E. Viola & Son Funeral Home, 205 N Broad Street, West Columbia, Texas 77486 (979) 345-3433