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Mr. Harold H. Franklin, Sr.

December 2, 1933 — March 30, 2024

Savannah, GA

ADAMS announces the passing of Mr. Harold H. Franklin, Sr., 90, who transitioned on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at his residence.

Mr. Harold Hansen Franklin, Sr.

Harold H. Franklin, Sr. was born in Savannah, Georgia on December 2, 1933, the only son and middle child of Henry Hansen Franklin and Lena Ladson Franklin. He passed away on March 30, 2024, at the of age of 90 years old.

Harold was educated in the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System and graduated from Woodville High School (later known as Tompkins High School) in 1951. On December 15, 1952, he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served for 4 years reaching the rank of Airman 3rd class. Harold was honorably discharged from service on December 4, 1956.

On June 14, 1958, Harold was joined in holy matrimony to his high school sweetheart, Pender Vernell Steele, and to their union were born 2 sons, Harold H. Franklin, Jr. and Reginald L. Franklin. The union of Harold and Pender would go on to last 61 years.

In April of 1959, Mr. Franklin went on to secured federal employment with the United States Postal Service, where he worked as a postal clerk for more than 40 years, mainly responsible for devising plans for the systematic and proficient flow of mail to its destination, better known as “building schemes.” He retired from the Post Office on May 1, 2001.

Mr. Franklin, affectionately called ‘Pops’ by his sons and daughter-and-laws, as well as ‘Pop-Pop’ by his grandchildren, was a revered amateur league bowler, garnering voluminous trophies in recognition of his consistent high scoring and tournament winning. He was also an avid fisherman, known to wow his friends and family with his fishing prowess, and generosity in sharing his catches. He was industrious and admired as hardworking by his peers and loved ones. Although he was frugal with money, he was undercover big-hearted, and when asked and/or a need was perceived, he opened his wallet. While he was considered doggedly opinionated and philosophical, he never hesitated to sharing

Mr. Franklin is preceded in death by his sisters, Mrs. Emmalyn (William) Wesley, and Ms. June Bussie. He is survived by his sons Harold Jr. (L’Tanya) of Atlanta, GA and Reginald (Latesa), of Savannah GA, 4 grandchilden, Isaac Franklin, Nathan Franklin, Ryanne Franklin, and Reginald Joshua Franklin, and host of cousins from the Bell and Adams families.

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday April 13, 2024, 11am at Second African Baptist Church.123 Houston St, Savannah, GA 31401

Viewing will be held on Friday April 12, 2024, from 4pm to 6pm in the Adams Chapel.

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