July 2, 1945 ~ September 22, 2021
Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Leicester, NC
Harold Dean Franklin, 76, of Leicester, passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2021.
A native of Buncombe Co., he was the son of the late Walter and Mae Lunsford Franklin. He was also preceded in death by brothers Walter and Daniel Franklin.
Mr. Franklin was a lifelong shoe repairman, operating a shoe repair shop in Leicester for 43 years.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Wilma King Franklin; daughter, Gina Woody (David); grandson, Davey Woody (Brianna); great-granddaughter, Nessie Woody; “bonus son”, Don Cooper (Debbie); bonus grandchildren, Josh (Lindsey) and Brittany; bonus great-grandchildren, Landon, Landry and Kennedy; sisters, Reta Hendrix (Artie), Ruth Reynolds and Joyce Justus; and brother, Arnold Franklin (Sandra).
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 24 in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with Pastors Dean Rice, Tom Dorsey and Matthew Sams officiating. Interment will follow at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.