Gordon D. Franklin, 61, of Marion, died Monday, November 11, 2019 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham. He was the husband of the late Deborah (Lopes) Franklin.
Born in Ypsilanti, MI, he was the son of the late Gilbert E., Sr. and Alice P. (Dockett) Franklin. Gordon graduated from Wareham High School, East Coast Aero Tech and the University of Kansas. He was lead service technician for Abel-Womack.
Gordon was a kind and gentle soul who made everyone smile. A great high school athlete, he loved all sports especially football and his beloved Oakland Raiders. He enjoyed everything about aviation and was a talented mechanic who worked on all types of engines.
He loved all his family, especially all his nieces and nephews.
Survivors include his step-daughter, Karen Lopes and her husband Brian Bolen of Ohio; his brothers and sisters, Paula Frye of Quincy, Gilbert E. Franklin, Jr. and his wife Pam of Marion, Karen Nixon of Cape Coral, FL, Gary Franklin and his wife Rhoda of E. Hampton, CT, Kendall Burgess and her husband Roland of Cheyenne, WY, Christina Beckham and her husband Roger of S. Beloit, IL, Gregg Franklin of Ocala, FL and Glen Franklin and his wife Robin of Shutesbury, MA. Also surviving are his companion, Maria Gomes of Wareham, his best-friend Joel Campinha of Wareham, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother in-law, the late Richard Frye.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit on Fri., Nov. 15, 2019 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt. 28), Wareham from 9 to 10:30 am with a funeral service immediately following. Interment will be private.