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.