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Virgil Joseph Franklin

November 28, 1948 — April 13, 2023

Virgil Joseph Franklin

 

Virgil Joseph Franklin, asleep in Jesus, April 13, 2023, after a short battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family.

Virgil attended DeAndreis High School in St. Louis, Missouri before joining the U.S. Army in 1969. Virgil was recognized by the United States Army for his gallantry and honorable service during his tour in Vietnam. He was presented with a silver star medal, a bronze star medal, a purple heart medal, along with several other medals, ribbons, and badges.

Virgil’s greatest love was his family and his tool collection, which he enjoyed thoroughly.

Virgil is preceded in death by his parents, William L., and Alberta J. (nee Behan) Franklin

Beloved husband to Debbie (nee Grimm), loving father to William Franklin (Becca Schaaf), Joseph Franklin (Courtney Colombo) and Piper Accalia (Elliot Pelot). Loving grandfather to Faith Franklin and most special grand-dog, Gabby. Dear brother to Sylvia (the late Dr. Wallace) Stuart, Mary (Bill) Kikas, and Tom (Sandy) Franklin. Loving Brother-in-law to Bonnie (Rick) Austin, Connie Shreves, Janet Ingram, and Colleen Mulligan. Virgil was a loving uncle, cousin, and friend to many, and will be dearly missed by all.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a  donation in Virgil’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 680 Craig Rd. #300, St. Louis, MO. 63141

 

Visitation to be held on April 19, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.at John L. Ziegenhein & Sons, 4830 Lemay Ferry Rd., St. Louis, MO. 63129

Funeral service, April 19, 2023, to begin at 11:30 a.m. at John L. Ziegenhein & Sons South County Chapel, 4830 Lemay Ferry Rd., St. Louis, MO. 63129

Interment to follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

 

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Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

9:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

John L. Ziegenhein and Sons Funeral Homes - South County Chapel

4830 Lemay Ferry Rd, St. Louis, MO 63129

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

11:30am - 12:15 pm (Central time)

John L. Ziegenhein and Sons Funeral Homes - South County Chapel

4830 Lemay Ferry Rd, St. Louis, MO 63129

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Interment

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

12:30 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

2900 Sheridan Rd, St. Louis, MO 63125

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