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Carl Benjamin "Ben" Franklin Sr., 80, of West Terre Haute, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 5:06 p.m. in his residence. He was born in Paris, Ill., on Oct. 31, 1937, to Carl R. Franklin and Jeanette Prouse Franklin.
Carl was a retired truck driver with Midwest Oil Co., and prior to that, worked at the Zephyr Gas Station in West Terre Haute. He was a hardworking family man and enjoyed taking golf cart rides with his dog Teddy.
Carl is survived by his wife, June M. May Franklin, and by their daughter, Karen Rogers (husband Harold). Also surviving are four grandchildren, Mike Franklin, Angie Franklin, Brad Henson, and Amy Henson; as well as seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Carl was preceded in death by his son, Ben Franklin Jr.; and also by his brothers, Bob Franklin and Floyd Franklin; and sisters, Dorothy Curts, Mildred Devers, and Adeline Brown.
Funeral services will be held at Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, 220 N. Third St., West Terre Haute, IN, on Friday, June 15, 2018, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Bob Roush officiating. Burial will follow at Bethesda Memorial Park. Visitation is scheduled for Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be left at: www.fitzpatrickfunerals.com
Published on June 12, 2018
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