Franklin Lewis, born on September 3, 1934, in McRae, Georgia, passed away at his home in Warner Robins, on Sunday, July 4, 2021. He was 86 years old. Raised in Dodge County, Georgia, Franklin graduated from Dodge County High School and immediately enlisted in the United States Navy. He proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict as a boiler technician, having retired with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Following his military retirement, Franklin was employed in Atlanta with Georgia Tech as a boiler technician. In 1975, he moved to Warner Robins where he worked for Fort Valley State University and reconnected with his high school sweetheart, Alberta. The two were married in 1977, and together, they lived a full and blissful life until her passing in 2018. Franklin enjoyed fishing and hunting, however, spending time with his family was most important to him. He was the best dad anyone could have.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by parents, John Lewis and Doris McCleod Daniels; and his brother, Phillip Lewis.
Franklin was a dedicated family man who is survived by his loving children, Richard Lewis (Leeann) of West Palm Beach, Florida, Cindy Swafford (Barry) of Warner Robins, Randy Bonawitz (Lynda) of Fort Valley and Caroline Lewis McFalls of Gatlinburg, Tennessee; grandchildren, Brandon and Riley Lewis (Megan), Matthew and Blake Swafford, Jonathan, A.J. and Makenzie Bonawitz, Dalyn O’Brien, Justin Quarls, Erica and Tyler McFalls; numerous great-grandchildren; and siblings, Faye Hacker of Cartersville, Patricia Davis of Cordele and Stephen Daniels of Knoxville, Tennessee.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 8, 2021, in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Franklin will be laid to rest in Magnolia Park Cemetery following the service.
Memorial donations may be given in memory of Franklin to MADD Georgia, 10000 Circle 75 Pkwy. SE, Ste. 45, Atlanta, GA 30339, https://www.madd.org/georgia/.
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Thursday, July 8, 2021
1:00 - 2:00pm (Eastern time)
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Starts at 2:00pm (Eastern time)
Magnolia Park Cemetery