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Joshua Franklin

January 4, 1985 — July 5, 2023



  Josh was reunited with his mom, and other loved ones, early Wednesday morning, July 05, 2023, after succumbing to testicular cancer.

  Josh was preceded in death by his mother, Pam M. Franklin, Grandparents Raymond and Joyce Franklin, Grandparents Silas and Louise Miller. Josh is survived by his father Ray H. Franklin, Jr., stepmother Karen S. Franklin, his sister Jennifer L. Franklin and several uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

  Even though Josh could not compete in most sports, he loved bowling and was a die-hard fan of Hoover Bucs football, Alabama Crimson Tide football, Atlanta Braves baseball and WWE. Josh’s favorite vacation spots were a condo on the Gulf, overlooking the beach, or a few days in The Great Smokey Mountains.

  A special thanks to the wonderful staff at UAB and The Kirkland Clinic, especially his cardiologists, Dr. Marc Cribbs, Dr. William Maddox and ALL the doctors in the Advanced Heart Failure and Hypertension Department that monitored Josh’s health over the last several years. Also, a special thanks to the staff and nurses at Compassus Hospice for their care of Josh in his last few weeks.

  Visitation will be from 12:00 to 2:00 PM, followed by a graveside service at Jefferson Memorial Gardens.

  In lieu of flowers or other gifts, please make a tax-deductible donation, in remembrance of Josh, to one of the organizations listed below.


Shelby County Special Olympics                                         American Heart Association

C/O Gay Litton                                                                       P.O. Box 78851

2379 Freestone Ridge Cove                                                Phoenix, AZ 85062-8851

Birmingham, Alabama 35226


American Cancer Society

P.O. Box 59180

Homewood, Alabama 35259-9180



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Monday, July 10, 2023

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