Franklyn King

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Franklyn Edward King, 90, passed away on June 14, 2008.
He was born to Arthur and Abbie King on Nov. 22, 1917, in Austin. Franklyn and Loretta King were wed on March 25, 1939. They had one son, Darwyn Edward King, presently living in Ocala, Fla., with his wife, Jerry Rae King. Franklyn and Loretta enjoyed square dancing, riding motorcycles, boating, and traveling in their trailers. Franklyn was a member of the Austin Ham Radio Club, the Masonic Lodge, the Shrine, and the Knights Templar, the Oriental Band, and the First United Methodist Church. He and Danny Wiseman had an upholstery business and Franklyn did woodworking He suffered a stroke on Feb. 7, 2006 and spent 5 months at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home, then spent 15 months in Ocala, Fla., with his son and daughter in law. Last October, he and Loretta retuned to their Austin home at 306 2nd Ave. SW for only a week, then Franklyn was admitted to the Austin Medical Clinic with pneumonia on Oct. 19, 2007, then admitted to St. Mark’s on Oct. 24, where he died 8 months later.
He is survived by his wife, Loretta; son, Darwyn; daughter in law, Jerry Rae. He has four grandchildren, James Edward King, Hermantown, Minn., Dr. Nicole Trajano, Hillsboro, Ore., Staff Sergeant Stephen King, Clarksville, Tenn., Zdanna King, New Orleans, La.; four great-grandchildren, Michael and Matthew King, Austin, Elena and Leonardo Trajano, Hillsboro, Ore.; sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Keller, Austin.
Franklyn was preceded in death by his parents.
Franklyn’s funeral will be on June 19, at 1:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Reverend Patricia Toschak officiating, a reception to follow in the Wesleyan Hall. The Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on June 18, from 6 – 8 p.m. and for one hour before the service at the church. Interment will follow within a week at the Oakwood Cemetery for the family.
His granddaughter Nicole practices medicine in Hillsboro, Ore., his grandson Stephen has served in Iraq three times with the Army and his granddaughter Zdanna is enrolled in the PhD program at Tulane University in physical anthropology.

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