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Garland Kingsley "Bud" Franklin
12-26-1929 - 11-23-2011
Garland Kingsley "Bud" Franklin
81, Carmel, man of God, beloved husband and father, went peacefully to his heavenly home on November 23, 2011.
Born December 26, 1929, in Elmhurst, IL and raised in Emmalena, Kentucky. He was a star basketball player during his high school years and loved watching basketball throughout his life. Bud entered the Naval Academy at Annapolis after graduation. His career began at the Union Carbide Stellite Division in Kokomo, IN, in 1952. There he held various positions but soon became involved in Personnel Relations, the path he would stay on throughout his career. He moved his family to Stamford, Connecticut in 1964 to work for Union Carbide Corporate in Organizational Development. His career would include PR Mallory (Indianapolis, IN), Dart Industries (Los Angeles, CA), Kraft Inc, (Chicago, IL), and Hobart Industries (Dayton, OH), eventually retiring in 1992 from Duracell (Danbury, CT) as Vice President of Human Resources. Bud was a Sunday school teacher, basketball coach and was involved in Christian community work. But most of all, Bud was a humble and generous man, who dearly loved and cared for his entire family.
Bud married Joanne Shaw in 2001, and their continued love for each other carried them through to the end of Bud's life. They attended East 91st St Christian Church.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents Rev. Garland and Ellenore Franklin, and his sister Rosie Hearing. He is survived by his brothers David Franklin, Dean Franklin and Dick Franklin. Bud is also survived by his daughters from his first marriage to Marie Franklin: Tia (Franklin) Grider and husband Glen Grider, Dr. Kim Franklin and husband Dr. Robert Warren, Cheryl (Franklin) Baertschi and husband, Dr. Steve Baertschi, grandsons, Dustin and Kyle Grider and wife Cathy, Jordan and Tristen Davis, Wade and Joey Baertschi, and great-grandson, Logan Grider. Step daughters Tori Shaw, Tami Soetenga, stepson Tim Shaw and 6 step grandchildren.
Bud's heart has always been for the people of his native roots of southeastern Kentucky and to this day is involved in the mission of Scripture Memory Mountain Mission - Camp Nathanael, Emmalena, Kentucky, established in 1932 by his mother and father.
Special gratitude is extended to the staff at Prairie Lakes Health Campus for the excellent care they provided.
A memorial service is planned for December 11th at 2:30 pm at Faith Missionary Church, 91st and College Ave, Indianapolis, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Camp Nathanael, PO Drawer 129, Emmalena, KY, 41740. Arrangements entrusted to A.R.N. Cremation Services.