Donald Glen Franklin

December 6, 1955 - November 28, 2017
Donald Glen Franklin


Donald Glen Franklin, age 61, of Rockingham, NC, passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 after a battle with cancer.

He was born in Richmond County on December 6, 1955, the son of Liston Blue Franklin and Emily Ayers Brown.

Donald was a professional painter who painted many of the million dollar homes along the coast while working with Poulos Painting.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Maria Franklin.

Donald is survived by his step-mother Pat Franklin, two daughters Shannon Franklin Mabe and Haley Danielle Franklin of the home; brothers Steve Franklin and James Brown; sisters Debbie Franklin Lerner, Cindy Brown and Amanda Leigh Abrams; five grandchildren; ten nieces and nephews and a special friend Darlene Wallace of the home.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017, from 4-6 pm, at the Jefferson Park Freewill Baptist, located at 308 Forrest St in Rockingham, NC 28379.

Memorial contributions made to the Hospice Haven, US 1 North, Rockingham, NC  at www.tmcfunding.com, in loving memory of Donald, would be greatly appreciated.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.


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