Charles Franklin Jr., age 68, passed away on Sunday, January 10. 2021. He was born in Walton, New York and lived in Downsville until he relocated to the Northwest. He was a heavy equipment operator for over 40 years, and loved to camp, hunt and fish.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Franklin; stepson, Robert Brown; daughters, Amy Arce and Nicole Franklin; granddaughters, Meagan Avery, Chans Arce and Athena Arce; grandson, Marquis Franklin; one great-grandchild, Ezri Avery. He has several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sister, Camella Golden of Tucson; nephew, Christopher Golden and wife, Lexi and great nephew, Jasper. Also survived by brother and sister-in-law, Brian and Sherri Ashley; niece and nephew-in-law, Dianna and Steve Rosbicki; great nieces, Brianna and Hailey; nephew-in-law, Shawn Ashley.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.
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