Mr. John Reed “Johnny” “Hattie” Franklin, age 75 of LaFollette passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2022.  Johnny was the “Official Mayor of College Hill” and was a proud member of East LaFollette Baptist Church.  He was formerly employed with TVA – Bull Run Steam Plant as a Heavy Equipment Operator, a member of International Union of Operating Engineers, Local #917, and a member of the Norris Lake Mopar Club.  Preceded in death by Parents, Hattie Ray Franklin and Hattie Marie Wilhoit Franklin, Son-in-Law, Will Ellison, Brother, Eddie Ray Franklin, Sisters, Bobbye Koisar and Marjorie Rutherford, Sister-in-Law, JoAnn Franklin, and Niece, Cheryl Cowan.   

Survivors:  Wife, Mrs. Kathy Daugherty Franklin; Daughter, Leann Franklin Ellison; Son, John David Franklin and Fiance’, Amanda; Grandson, Trey Ellison; Step-Daughter, Miranda Heath and husband, Justin; Precious Dogs, Sadie and Allie.  Several Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and special friends.    

Funeral Services Monday, April 18, 2022, 2:00 P.M. at East LaFollette Baptist Church with Rev. Zach Lloyd officiating.  Interment to follow at Bakers Forge Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M. Monday before services.  The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to: East LaFollette Baptist Church Youth Fund, 703 East Prospect Street, LaFollette, TN  37766.  Online condolences for Mr. Franklin may be made at   Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. John Reed “Johnny” “Hattie” Franklin. 

4 Replies to “John Reed “Johnny” “Hattie” Franklin, age 75 of LaFollette”

  1. Johnny Franklin, was such a nice guy, he was the 1st person to call our son Little Ed

    1. Johnny was one of the nicest sweetest guy ever!!! I am proud to call him my friend!!He will be missed by lots of family and friends! Prayers for his wife Kathy and all the family!

  2. Johnny was a very good man so glad to call him my friend!He was such a kind,nice sweetest guy! Prayers for Kathy and all the family!

  3. I knew Hattie for more than 50 years and always loved seeing him. He was always cheerful. He was my friend. RIP Hattie.

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