Carl Douglas Franklin

November 11, 1946 - November 19, 2021

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Carl Douglas Franklin, 75, of Covington, KY passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021. He was a retired shipping and receiving clerk for Lighting Systems Inc, a U.S. Air Force veteran having served during the Vietnam War, a board member and inductee in the Northern KY Sports Hall of Fame and an inductee in the Holmes High School Sports Hall of Fame. Carl was preceded in death by his parents: Ed and Kathryn Franklin and siblings: Edward Franklin, Jr., John Franklin and Alice Simmons. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years: Kathy Franklin; children: John (Teresa) Franklin, Brian (Melanie) Franklin and Amanda Franklin; 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and sister-in-law: Phyllis Franklin. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 338 East 17th Street, Covington, KY 41014 from 9:30 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM. Interment with a Military Honor Guard Service will follow at Kentucky Veterans North Cemetery, Williamstown, KY, 41097. Memorials are suggested to: St. Benedict Church. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, 11 East Southern Avenue, Covington (Latonia), KY is serving the family. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at

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Rick and Connie Warneford - Nov 24, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers to Kathy, Johnny, Brian, Amanda and all of your family. We thought a lot of Carl and will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Tim Barker - Nov 24, 2021
So sorry to hear of Carl’s passing. He was good man and I was proud to consider him a friend. May he rest in eternal peace with the Lord. My condolences to the John and the rest of the family.
Dick Maie - Nov 22, 2021
Carl was an outstanding person who loved life and appreciated everyone around him. A great friend. He will be missed by the Hall of Fame and many others. God Bless Carl.
Cindy Swegles - Nov 21, 2021
I am so sorry for your family's loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. πŸ™β€πŸ™
Mike & Kim Humbert - Nov 21, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss and are thinking of you and the family during this difficult time ❀
Laura Johnson - Nov 20, 2021
My condolences to the family. Blessed to have known him. Always in my heart. Love and hugs to the family. πŸ’ž
Susie Longhauser English - Nov 20, 2021
So sorry for you loss. He is with some of the best now!
Jan & Randy - Nov 20, 2021
May he Rest In Peace Condolences to the family God Bless you all
Caldwell's - Nov 20, 2021
Our sincere condolences on your loss. Prayers from our family to yours.

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