Eric Franklin, 67, of Wooster passed away on December 3, 2021 at Ohio s Hospice LifeCare.
He was born October 1, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama the son of James E. and Margaret Scott Franklin. On May 28, 1976 he married Audrey Baisden. She survives.
Eric proudly served his country with the U.S. Army.
He worked in sales and finance his entire career, most recently with Pallota Ford, in Wooster. Eric loved fishing. He was a die-hard Alabama football fan. Eric attended Freedom Fellowship Church where he was a worship leader as well as a Sunday school teacher. He truly loved spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife, Eric is survived by his children Crystal Franklin of Wooster, Matthew Franklin of Selma, CA, and Amber Rose Franklin of Wooster; 2 grandchildren; siblings Allen (Della) Franklin, Robbie (Paul) Downs, Jackie (Ron) Allen, and Tammy Brasher all of Alabama.
In addition to his parents, Eric was preceded in death by his son James Eric Franklin in 2010.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 11:00am at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., in Wooster with Pastor David Crist officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at the Wooster Cemetery.
Friends will be received on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com
Ohio s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 11:00am at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., in Wooster with Pastor David Crist officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at the Wooster Cemetery.
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the funeral home.
My heart goes out to my sister, Audrey, the children, grandchildren & families. Eric was an awesome brother-in-law… We all loved him dearly and will cherish our memories forever!
God has truly gained another angel! Love you brother… Rest in Peace 44❤
We are so sorry for your loss. Will keep your family in prayers
Lots of love and prayers to my aunt, cousins, and the rest of Uncle Eric family and friends. He was a WONDERFUL Uncle that we all loved very much.
We are so sorry to hear of Eric’s passing. Our deepest sympathy.
Eric you were so loved by more people than I can ever know! I thank God for you being in my life and bringing so much love and laughter to my world!! God now has a precious soul because you are now there! Rest in peace Eric!! I love you and will miss you!!!
So sorry to lose my brother in law Eric. He was one of a kind. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for you. I loved singing and he’d play his guitar. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him. The last time I saw him he made me Bulgogi (a Korean dish) and even though he couldn’t eat it he was so happy that I had asked him to make it. He had a big old grin on his face that had done that for me. His battles are over in this life he’ll not remember the pain the sorrow the heartaches here on earth. If there was ever a man who was ready to go it was Eric. Carry on brother! I love you and will miss your smiling face! From Sugar Booger…He always called me that. I miss him already.
Audrey, I’m sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. We will be praying for you and your family!
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
I worked with Eric at Village Motors and he will be sadly missed
I’m so sorry for the family.. love you, Audrey 1. Eric was an incredible man. Many condolences.
Audrey we all grieve along with you and everyone of family and friends. Eric is a good man and I know that he is called by CHRIST JESUS. We all love GOD’S WORD and HOLY SPIRIT. Who is with you, JESUS called Him the Comforter. I pray you can find peace within your soul knowing Eric is with our LORD. Relatives and friends, Eric has Faith. I know all of us will be together and may the love of your life Eric rest until we meet again. I love y’all. GOD BLESS Y’ALL!
I am so broken hearted to hear of Eric’s passing. Such a great loss to family and friends. One breath here and the next in heaven with our Saviour! What a blessing to know he is secure and whole again, singing praises in the presence of Jesus. May the Holy Spirit be close and keep you in His perfect peace.
Eric was so very kind to everyone. Love and prayers to Audrey and all the family.