David Vollie Franklin

Published 10:42 am Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Funeral services for David Vollie Franklin will be Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Holly Springs Baptist Church in Brookhaven with burial in the church cemetery. Riverwood Family Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. 

Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, from 12 p.m. until the time of services.

Mr. Franklin, 66, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, in Ocean Springs. He was born Sept. 13, 1949, to Mary Louise (Yeager) Franklin and Vollie Franklin in Brookhaven.

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He was a graduate of Brookhaven High School and Co-Lin Junior College, moving to the Gulf Coast in June of 1969. He served as engineering supervisor of Hull Technical Section for Ingalls Shipbuilding. He retired in 2014 after 44 years of service.

He was a member of the Holly Springs Baptist Church in Lincoln County. David was a kind, loving and generous man who devoted much of his life and resources to his immediate family and his two beloved companions, Robb Haslanger and Avery Brooks.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and his younger brother, Dale Michael Franklin.

Survivors include his older brother, Wesley “Tommy” Franklin; his sister, Linda McCullough; his nieces and nephews, Jennifer James, Ashley James, Lindsey McCullough, Shane McCullough, Wesley Scott Franklin and Nolan David Franklin.

To express your thoughts to the family, you may visit riverwoodfamily.com and click on his name to leave a comment.