Robert David Franklin

{December 1, 1941 - December 15, 2015}

Robert David Franklin, 74, of Gorin died Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born the son of Robert and Guida (Brewer) Franklin on December 1, 1941 in Batavia, Iowa.

Bob married the former Judy Peterson on November 10, 1962.

Bob worked for many years as a dozer and heavy machinery operator.   He farmed for most of his life.  He enjoyed chopping wood and treasured the time he got to spend with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Leo Franklin.


He is survived by his wife, Judith A. Peterson of the home; daughters Tammy Burchett and special friend Bobby Bradley of Memphis and Robin and husband Sam Vice of Palmyra; grandchildren, Tim and wife Julia Vice of Palmyra, Angela and husband Woody Wiley of Bloomfield, Chris Armstrong from out of the area, and Miranda Vice and Josh Vice, both of Palmyra; great grandchildren, Federick, Kade and Eli Wiley, Bailey, Gavin and Addison Vice and Shane; brothers, Dick and wife Nancy Franklin, General Franklin, Gary and wife Sharon Franklin, and John Franklin all of Iowa; brothers-in-law David Peterson and Jackie Small of Memphis and Albert and wife Judy Peterson of Gorin; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends Sherri and Geraldine.

Funeral services for Robert David “Bob” Franklin will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 19 in the chapel.   Jim Campbell will officiate.

Visitation is prior to the service, from 10 -11 a.m., on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the family and can be left at or mailed to the Gerth Funeral Service.

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  1. Thinking of you & sending prayers.

    Comment by Tina Townsend on December 16, 2015 at 11:19 pm
  2. Judy & Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Comment by Lonnie & Reva Triplett on December 17, 2015 at 4:07 am
  3. Robin & Sam, Tim & Jules, Miranda and Josh:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things in life to endure. Praise God that we have the promise of Jesus and life eternal with Him. The promise of heaven makes it all okay. Robin, you have a heart of gold. You were there for your Dad, as you were there for us when we lost Dad and Mom. Love to you all.

    Comment by Jennifer Gore on December 18, 2015 at 4:28 pm

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