Celebrating the life of

Larry Gene Franklin

December 22, 1936 - September 01, 2022

Larry Gene Franklin

Larry Gene Franklin, age 85, passed away September 1, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  He was born in Old Mission Peninsula, Michigan and was raised in Traverse City, Michigan.  He was a 1955 graduate of Traverse City High School.

He served four years in the Air Force and was stationed at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia where he met his future wife, Gwen Strickland, and made Savannah his home.  He was recalled during the Cuban Crisis and was sent to France with the National Guard as a weapons specialist.

He was employed by Victory Motors Mercedes Benz dealership and in 1973 was selected as technician of the year for the east coast.  This honor was from customer referrals and he continued to work for the Dale Critz dealership.  In 1978, he formed his own Mercedes repair shop, Trouble Shooters of Savannah.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Virginia Franklin and sister, Marilyn Pearson.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Gwen Strickland Franklin of Savannah; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Linda Franklin and Dana and Tiffany Franklin; five grandchildren, Eric, Kevin, Alexandra, Morgan, and Caroline; several cousins; and a niece and nephew.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2022 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 8 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.

Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.



So sorry for your lose, my prayers are with you and the family

- joy Smith, Savannah, GA

A wonderful friend and neighbor would and did help anyone he could a Christian heart we love him and will truly miss him he will never die because he lives in our hearts and minds forever

- Danny Adams-Edwards, Savannah, GA

Joseph Edwards

- Danny Adams-Edwards, Savannah, GA

If everyone else was like Larry this would be a wonderful world we love you Larry Franklin

- Danny Adams-Edwards, Savannah, GA

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

- Craig Tootle, Savannah, Georgia

Our hearts go out to you Gwen Jeff & Dana we love you all, God bless you uncle Larry & the Franklin family. The Strickland Family

- The stricklands Allen Mildred Clay Ronnie, Pooler, Georgia

With Deepest Condolences: Thinking of you, and your family at this time of sorrow. Anne Class of 60 SHS

- Anne Everett-Cobb, Guyton, Ga.

A candle has been lit!

Sending my deepest condolences and prayers for the family.

- Vanessa Magyar, Port Wentworth , Ga

I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers coming your way. Rest in Peace Mr. Franklin.

- Debbie Williams , Savannah , Ga

Sympathy and prayers for Larry's family. He was a friend and great auto technician that I learned a lot from.

- Dell G Smith, Midway, GA

Dana so sorry for the loss of your Dad

- Alex Gilmore, Savannah, Ga

A candle has been lit!

Thoughts and Prayers

- Tommy & Phyllis Alford, Savannah, GA

We have lost a good friend, Prayers to the family

- Meredith & Peggy Kinna, Ft Pierce, FL

Larry Franklin was an accomplished, well respected businessman with a truly kind and cheerful heart. Sincere condolences to his family.

- Linda W. Geriner, Savannah, Georgia

So sorry to hear that Larry past. We shared many good memories of Mrs New boarding house. Larry was a good friend. May GOD bless you.

- Jim culpepper, Eastman , Ga

So sorry to hear that Larry past. We shared many good memories of Mrs New boarding house. Larry was a good friend. May GOD bless you.

- Jim culpepper, Eastman , Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel