Alvin George Franklin

November 18, 1954 ‒ November 04, 2017

Marion, Ohio

Alvin George Franklin, age 62 of Marion, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at his home.

Alvin was born on November 18, 1954 in Marion, the son of Alvin Eugene and Marguerite June (Knapp) Franklin.

From an early age, Alvin had a great sense of humor. He perfected the “Franklin Smirk” which often times showed when he was being just a little mischievous. Alvin was quite the fisherman and hunter in his younger years. He also was an avid bowler. He was also a bit of a “treasure hunter” combing through different Flea Markets to find hidden gems. Alvin was also a person with a caring and generous spirit. He volunteered at the Marion Towers in the kitchen, making sure everyone was well fed. To Alvin, family was what he cherished most and cared deeply for them all.

He is survived by his children: Amanda (Ricky) Devoe and Justin Kimble; siblings: Monna McCullough, Jim Franklin, Brenda (Arnold) Biggs, Patricia Meade, Tony (Lisa) Franklin, and Stephanie (Ray) Stith; 23 nieces and nephews and many great nieces and great nephews.

Alvin is preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Danny Franklin and Yvonne Thomas.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Victory Center Church of God, 1190 E Fairground Rd, Marion, from 11AM to 1PM; Funeral services will immediately follow at 1PM with Bishop Patrick Demuth officiating.

If so desired, donations may be made to the family to assist in honoring the life of Alvin Franklin.

The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to be serving the family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • Just wish I could have spent more time with him but he will be missed but never forgotten loving nephew Matthew Franklin fly high

  • Thoughts and prayers to the entire Franklin family I had the privilege of bowling with alvin, but I know almost the entire family Danny was my baseball Coach at a young age and Jim is a great friend of mine, please keep all the great memories of Al close to your hearts, God bless

  • Our sympathy to the Franklin Family, May your memories see you through this time. Least his pain is no longer with him , and will be at rest and with others of your family .
    Our Prayers our with you each,we will miss him, but we all know he’s in a good place

  • Alvin will be missed greatly at The Towers. He was a very kind and giving man. May God be with his family and friends. Go Rest high Alvin.

  • DON AND I WERE SAD TO HEAR ALVIE PASSED AWAY. I KNEW HE HAD BEEN FIGHTING CANCER AND HAD HOPES HE WOULD BEAT IT. HE WILL BE MISSED. FAMILY REUNIONS IS WHERE WE USUALLY SAW HIM. I SAW HIM AT BINGO OCCASIONALLY.
    THE FAMILY IS IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

  • I like to send my condolences to the entire family! ALVIN was greatly loved by many, and happy to have received that love back for as long as I did! I sorry that I can’t be there, but please know that the loss is great, a I’ll be praying for you all! Sincerely Ethel biggs and family

  • I have known Alvin for a long time. He was a kind hearted man that would do anything for any one. Thoughts and prayers go out to the Franklin family. R.I.H. Alvin

  • I’ve only had the great pleasure of knowing Alvin for 11 years. Every single time I was around him, he brought me joy. I regret not getting to know him better. The last time I was in Alvin’s presence was this past summer, at a garage sale he was helping out with. We spoke about his poor health & I was dismayed. I wanted, so badly, to go see him at least one more time, but unfortunately it never came to pass. I really enjoyed knowing Alvin. He was a great man. My husband regrets not being able to see him more also. We cannot make his funeral, as we are struggling with many personal issues at this time, but we will be there in spirit. I am thankful that Alvin is no longer suffering. He is with his maker, our great Lord & Savior. God bless Alvin’s friends & Family.

  • So sorry for your loss. Alvin was a wonderful fellow and will be missed. Love and prayers to you all.

  • I will always remember his laugh. No longer in pain. He will be greeted by his mother, father, Danny.and Yvonne. May he rest in peace. My sympathy to his family.

  • Alvin will be deeply missed but will always remain in my heart. He was by far one of the best guys in my life he was a great father to me. He will always be special to me

  • I’m very sorry to hear of Alvin and I’m sure he will be missed dearly. My heart goes out to his family and friends during this difficult time. I hope you find comfort and strength in each other at this time. May the hope that our dear loved ones will be remembered by God in every detail and returned to us (John 5:28,29) be of comfort to you. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • May God comfort the hearts of Alvin’s family at his passing, and in days to come. Know that He is with you!

  • So sad to hear that Alvin passed. My prayers and condolences to the family. Every time I saw Alvin he had a smile on his face…that’s how I’ll always remember him.

  • R.I.P., Alvin. You were a good man. Im sorry for the Franklin’s loss of another family member. Your all in my prayers. Love and miss you all.