Roy M. Franklin, 79, of Newville, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, in the Shippensburg Health Center.

He was born Nov. 15, 1940, in Newburg, the son of the late Sarah E. McElwee Franklin.

Mr. Franklin is survived by his wife, Bonnie M. Yeakle Franklin.

He had served in the United States Air Force.

He had worked for the Carpentry Union, had his own business, Franklin Construction, and retired from Mowery Construction.

Roy was an avid hunter, enjoyed Bluegrass music, camping, and tinkering with things. He played guitar, and had built several guitars.

In addition to his wife, Bonnie, he is survived by two sons, Patrick Franklin and his wife, Sheila, and Brian Franklin and his wife, Jennifer; one daughter, Kelly Steele and her husband, William; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Marjorie Tarner; and one brother, Harry Franklin.

A viewing was held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, in the Egger Funeral Home Inc., 15 W. Big Spring Ave., Newville. A funeral service with the Rev. Wayne Good officiating was held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home.

Burial followed in the Newville Cemetery.

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