Mr. Walter B. Franklin, 91, of Shelbyville died Thursday, July 26th, at Heritage Medical Center. He was a retired employee of Austin Periodicals; a Veteran of the U. S. Army, World War II; and attended Eastview Baptist Church.
He was the son of the late Ethan and Icie May Franklin and the husband of the late Minerva Franklin. He was preceded in death by a son, William Jeffrey "Billy" Franklin.
He is survived by a daughter, Patricia Spence of Bell Buckle; a son, Walter E. "Gene" Franklin of Shelbyville; a brother, E.J. Franklin of Tullahoma; a sister, Edith Windland of Tullahoma; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Monday, July 30th, at Hillcrest Funeral Home, Rev. Jason Morris officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. prior to the service.