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Coy Finley Franklin
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Obituary for Coy Finley Franklin

Coy Finley Franklin was born March 30, 1965 to Clyde and Alice Franklin, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was the oldest of four children.

Coy graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. He became fluent in Japanese, and taught English in the Japanese public schools for several years. He later established and operated his own language school in Japan.

On January 15, 2018, Coy died peacefully, in Saitama, Japan, after returning from a visit in Worthington, Ohio where he spent a great Christmas with his family. Coy’s death was the result of glioblastoma brain cancer. He was preceded in death by his father Dr. Clyde W. Franklin, II, paternal grandparents Coy and Bernice Franklin, maternal grandparents Eli Finley (“Big Papa”) and Rozelle G. Pickett (“Big Mama”), a favorite aunt Nannie G. Childs, and his nephew Michael Franklin.

Coy is survived by his mother Dr. Alice Franklin Elder; sister Alison G. “Ali” Franklin; two brothers, Sean C. Franklin and Clyde W. Franklin, III; three dear aunts, Eudora P. Nelson of California, Malissa P. Robinson of Texas, and Lynetra McGee of Arkansas; and uncle Earnest C. Pickett of Illinois. Coy was blessed by and always enjoyed interacting with his many special cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends who also survive him.


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Visitation

Saturday

3

Feb

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Living Waters Christian Fellowship

1824 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211

Floral deliveries for the family of Coy Franklin will be accepted at the funeral home, 10a-5p, on Friday, February 2, 2018.

Funeral Service

Saturday

3

Feb

10:00 AM
Living Waters Christian Fellowship

1824 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery

Lewis Center, OH

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