Stephen Dale Franklin

Born: Fri., Sep. 1, 1950
Died: Tue., Jul. 26, 2011


Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sun., Jul. 31, 2011


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Mr. Stephen Dale Franklin, 60, of Holland Street, Forest City, died Tuesday, July 26, 2011.
A native of Waynesville, he was a member of Golden Valley Missionary Methodist Church. He was a member of the Sandy Mush Volunteer Fire Department, and a former member of Forest City Fire Department and had been a volunteer firefighter for 38 years. He had worked at Schafer's Amoco.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Gail Franklin; his mother, Mattie Quirk of Waynesvile; his daughter, Connie Goode of Bostic; two brothers, Kenny Franklin and Bobby Quirk, both of Waynesville; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
The Funeral will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, July 31, 2011 at Golden Valley Missionary Methodist Church. Rev. Lamar Hewitt and Rev. Bryan Melton will officiate. The Rutherford County Firefighter's Honor Guard will serve during visitation and the service hour. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until 2:45 PM Sunday at the church prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to the Golden Valley Missionary Methodist Youth Fund, PO Box 531, Bostic, NC 28018.
Washburn & Dorsey Funeral Home is in charge of services.

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Teresa Crosby
   Posted Thu July 28, 2011
We the family George W. Goode, Rockfort C. Goode send our deepest sympathy. he will always be loved and remerbed as one of the best next door neighbors anyone could have and may God be with the family Gail the rest of them.

Mike & Angie Franklin
   Posted Fri July 29, 2011
Will always miss and love you brother !!

Kenny Franklin
   Posted Sat July 30, 2011
Dale how can i say how much i love you? i can not.There is no words and there is nothing i can do to tell how i feel. i'm lost, my mind is numb and yet i know were you are and i'm happy for you.Being with our lord and mom and dad.Brother i will miss your laugh your smile and especially our time together.Linda and kids i love you all ! Kenny

Teresa Warren Varga
   Posted Mon August 01, 2011
Thinking of you all. Hold on to your memories and know that Dale is watching over you every heart beat.
Teresa Warren Varga
(Frank & Nellie's Daughter)

David &Angela Gage
   Posted Mon August 01, 2011
For our BIG POPPA you are truly missed.We think of you every moment of every day.We love you so very much and will miss you. And to the family of the most wonderful man we have ever had the privelage of knowing, our hearts and thoughts are with you.
We will miss Dale so very much he truly was a wonderful man and will missed by all who came to know him in thier lives. Our loss will be heavens gain. We love the Franklin family so much. Love always David and Angela

your wife for life!!!!!!
   Posted Tue August 02, 2011
To my true love,

Today i ask the lord to wrap his arm around you and take you by the hand and lead you thru the promise land.I hope you are having fun with james,lenard,earnest,and larry and everyone that has gone to paridise.I miss you so much you were my rock, you allways said that god would take care of us and HE did!!He will continue to take care of me and he surly has his hands full with me!!Its only been a week but it feels like a liftime since you went to be with the lord .I need you to pick out a nice mansion for me next to you and i will see you again soom day. I have things i need to do here on earth, it is so lonley in this house with you not here but connie and mike and david and angie are watching over me every day .They are keeping me bissy and your little jess and barbara too!! pray for me it is hard but i know were you are and i have peace and i know the GOD will take care of ME!!!!! bye for now will see you soon XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO(:) love you with all my HEART!!!!!!!!!!
ps. i forgot hope you see jim too!

daddy,s girl
   Posted Wed August 03, 2011
dad, i love you so much i owe my whole life to you. you where always there when i needed you. you always loved me and i thank you for that. you loved you grandchilden and your great grandchildren. you were a wonderfull person and a great daddy i love you and always will. i miss you so much but i know you are with god and all your friends and family now. and i will see you again i know i will i know you will be waiting for me , daddy im taking care of mom. like you always did. say hay to all the family mike said to say hay to pawpaw pepsi. daddy i love you always and forever xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo i will talk to you later for now just know i love you with all my heart from daddys girl

Your granddaughter brittany.
   Posted Wed August 03, 2011
Hey pawpaw, its your grandbaby. I love you so much. & i miss you terribly, but i know your in a way better place than we are.Your little Tiana misses you && loves you very much also, even Justin. I will always remember everything you done for me, & how you was always there, i love you so much and nothing will ever change that. I promise you, tiana and braylen will grow up && know who there poppy is. I changed Braylen''s name, to Braylen Stephen. I know how proud you are of him, & he is always gonna be a little piece of you, for all of us. Tiana blows you a kiss every night and tells yiou how much she loves you.We love you pawpaw & miss you very much. & as Tiana would say " i love you with all my heart poppy."

your wife
   Posted Wed August 03, 2011
its me again just wanted to tell that little jessie has been here every day with food and has walked maggie . Your dog has missed you but she is sleeping with me now and barbara is watching after me so is connie mike and the grand children and little tiana is my little rock who keeps me happy .I miss you but know that you are safe in GOD'S hands bye for now xoxoxoxoxoxoxo,your other half!!!!!!!!!

mike goode
   Posted Thu August 04, 2011
dale just wonted to say miss u u where a great.father inlaw we love u and miss u . i just wont to say i will be there for connie i will take care of her for u and if gail need anything i will be ther to.tell pawpaw i love him and miss him too

Jack Benjamin Warren
   Posted Fri August 05, 2011
So sad to hear of Dale's passing. I remember the good times , when visting Uncle Hobert and "The Big Family Reunion "

Renea Weathermon
   Posted Fri March 29, 2013
Just happen to see this today didn't know Dale had passed, I use to work with him at Broadway Kwik Stop he worked security on the evening and night shift, he was such a great person, he always knew how to put a smile on my face when i was feeling down, he was a Godly man and always had a smile on his face, his wife meant the world to him he always talked about how much he loved her, I haven't seen Dale since i quit working at the store in 2008 sorry wish i would have known about this so i could have came to his funeral! God bless Dale's family i know they all truly miss him so much! See you on the other side Dale love ya!

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