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John Henry Franklin

December 31, 1969 — March 5, 2023


John Henry Franklin, age 53, of Clarksville, TN passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2023 at Tennova Healthcare. He was born on December 31, 1969 in Knoxville, TN to the late Lloyd Franklin and Geraldine Taylor Franklin. John enjoyed woodworking and tinkering with anything he could get his hands on. He loved being outside and grilling, hunting, and fishing. He also loved bonfires. John greatly enjoyed his twisted teas. He was a huge Tennessee Vols fan, and anyone who knew him knew that his blood ran orange. He also always eagerly anticipated visiting his family when he traveled.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Teresa Franklin; children, Justin (Kodie) Franklin, Kayla (Michael) Pendleton, and Lyndsey Franklin; grandchildren, Kylee Hitchcock, Tanner Hitchcock, James Pridgeon III, Zachary Pendleton, Aiden Pendleton, and one grandchild on the way, Wyatt Franklin; and numerous siblings, nieces, and nephews.

Final arrangements entrusted to Gateway Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 335 Franklin St. Clarksville, TN 37040. Phone: 931-919-2600. Online condolences may be made by visiting

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