Cover photo for Ronald Simon Franklin, Sr.'s Obituary
1939 Ronald 2022

Ronald Simon Franklin, Sr.

September 28, 1939 — May 16, 2022

Biloxi

 

Ronald Simon Franklin, Sr., 82, of Biloxi, MS passed away on Monday, May 16, 2022 in California.

Mr. Franklin was born in Biloxi, MS on September 28, 1939 to Edward Gaines and Nelta Franklin. He graduated from Biloxi High School and Perkinston MGCC and served in the Army Reserves. Mr. Franklin was captain of crew boats out of Louisiana. He was a professional singer and dancer. Mr. Franklin was All State Defensive End #82. He was the owner of Franklin Signs, painting every sign in Ocean Springs and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Mr. Franklin loved his family the most. He also loved hugs, laughter, traveling, adventure, camping, fishing, football, baseball, food, coaching, photography, riding the train, carpenter work, nature, singing, dancing, bowling and watching movies.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Franklin’s survivors include his children, Ronald Simon Franklin, Jr. and Tasha Monique Franklin; his brother, Gerald Gaines Franklin; his grandchildren, Caden Franklin and Addy Franklin; his favorite niece, Rose Franklin-Gennaro and her husband Billy; and his pets, Marlin and Charlie.

Funeral services will be held at Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home on Porter Avenue in Ocean Springs on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 3:00 pm. Friends may visit from 2:00 pm until service time. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home is honored to serve the Franklin family.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ronald Simon Franklin, Sr., please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

2:00 - 3:00pm (Central time)

Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home - Ocean Springs

911 Porter Avenue, Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Starts at 3:00pm (Central time)

Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home - Ocean Springs

911 Porter Avenue, Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 4

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree