P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

John Porter Franklin
August 19, 1948 - June 21, 2022

John Porter Franklin

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John P Franklin was born August 19, 1948 in Lacey, Arkansas to the late Porter and Treathe Franklin.

He attended public school while growing up in Lacey, Arkansas, and graduated from Drew Central High School.

In his early years he attended the Promise Land Baptist Church in Lacey, Arkansas.

John P Franklin departed this life on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 6:00 am. At his home with family and love ones. He was preceded in death by his father, Porter Franklin, mother Treathe Franklin; brother Glen D, Franklin; three sisters Vernie Childress; Shirley Tabb and Lafran Rogers; two sons John P Franklin Jr, and Antwan Miller.

He leaves to cherish his memories, a devoted wife, Mary M. Franklin of Lacey, AR; three sons Deverick (Clare) Franklin of Lacey, AR; Alfonzo (Amber) Franklin of Lacey, AR; Tyrone (Lateasha) Franklin of Wilmar, AR; one daughter Tonya (Johnathan) Spencer of Monticello, AR; one nephew reared as a son, Undra (Anita) Lambert of Sherwood, AR; one brother, Jerry Franklin of McGehee; three sisters, Patricia Staple of Monticello, Ivanell Handley of Lacey and Jacqueline Riley of Detroit, MI; sixteen grandchildren, Natasha (Semaj) Brown; Natisha (Julius) Winston; Michael Grays, Jr; Jalen Franklin; Alfonzo Franklin Jr; Ciara Franklin; Parker Franklin; Savannah Franklin; Dontavia Clay; Deverick Franklin Jr.; Kiara Franklin; Gloria (Darius) Warner; Maya Franklin; Tyrone Franklin Jr.; the late Undra Lambert Jr; Paige Lambert; Peyton Lambert, and a host of great grands, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Monday, June 27, 2022 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Stephenson-Dearman Chapel. Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. in the Stephenson-Dearman Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Monticello with Pastor Daryle Daniels officiating.

Please sign Mr. Franklin's guestbook at www.stephenson dearman.com.

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Monday, June 27, 2022
from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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Funeral Service
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
at 1:00 p.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71657
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Oakland Cemetery
N. Hyatt St
Monticello, AR  71655
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  1. Candace Posey
    I am so sorry for your loss my mother was DeVona Peebles and grew up with Mr. Porter. I was told many stories about Ms Treathe. I will be praying for your family. 🙏
  2. Henry Ett Mcfadden
    Praying & Asking For Strength For The Entire Franklin Family. John Was My Classmate. We ❤️❤️❤️U All. 🌹💐🌹Rest Easy My Friend🌹💐🌹
  3. Gwendolyn Davenport
    Sending sympathy and prayers to the family and love ones of John Franklin..
  4. Gwendolyn Davenport
    Sending sympathy and prayers to the family and love ones of John Franklin..
  5. Sallie
    Sending love and my condolences to the family.John was a beautiful soul and will be missed dearly .
  6. Bridgett Harris
    Family may God be with you during your time of loss. R.i.p. cousin! I love you
  7. Barbara A Posey
    I went to school at Drew Central and graduated with John Porter Franlin. He knew me as Barbara Burks. He was as tall as I am short. I probably came up to his waist. The teacher sent us both to the board to work a math problem and the kids laughed at us. My grand daughter laughs at me now because I am married to a man as tall as you. To the family I am so sorry for your loss.
  8. Callen Harden
    Condolences and prayers to the family. You have our deepest sympathy. Much Love: Callen Harden, Julia Lambert, Dorothy Ann Martin, Grace Ratliff, John Ed Franklin, Charles Franklin, and Family.
  9. Verlenda P Harris
    John was a very nice person and classmate at Drew High School that I will never forget. My prayers and condolences to the family.
  10. Ivanell Handley
    Brother we are going to miss all of the good times we’ve shared the love and kindness and caring us to and fro but I knew you were suffering and I ask God to give you the peace that we could not give you we knew you were tired we loved you but God loved you more I thank God for all the good time we had togeather Love you brother your sister
  11. Marquita Ware
    You will be truly missed….I’m going to miss those laughs.

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