Mr. John Reed “Johnny” “Hattie” Franklin , age 75 of LaFollette passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2022. Johnny was the “Official Mayor of College Hill” and was a proud member of East LaFollette Baptist Church. He was formerly employed with TVA - Bull Run Steam Plant as a Heavy Equipment Operator, a member of International Union of Operating Engineers, Local #917, and a member of the Norris Lake Mopar Club. Preceded in death by Parents, Hattie Ray Franklin and Hattie Marie Wilhoit Franklin, Son-in-Law, Will Ellison, Brother, Eddie Ray Franklin, Sisters, Bobbye Komisar and Marjorie Rutherford, Sister-in-Law, JoAnn Franklin, and Niece, Cheryl Cowan.
Survivors: Wife, Mrs. Kathy Daugherty Franklin; Daughter, LeAnn Franklin Ellison; Son, John David Franklin and Fiance’, Amanda; Grandson, Trey Ellison; Former Wife and Mother of Children, Teresa Franklin Chapman; Step-Daughter, Miranda Heath and husband, Justin; Precious Dogs, Sadie and Allie. Several Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and special friends.
Funeral Services Monday, April 18, 2022, 2:00 P.M. at East LaFollette Baptist Church with Rev. Zach Lloyd officiating. Interment to follow at Bakers Forge Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M. Monday before services at the Church. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to: East LaFollette Baptist Church Youth Fund, 703 East Prospect Street, LaFollette, TN 37766. Online condolences for Mr. Franklin may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net. Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. John Reed “Johnny” “Hattie” Franklin.