Wilbert ‘Dub’ Franklin

Published 2:29 pm Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Wilbert “Dub” Carl Franklin was born Feb. 20, 1943, in Clinton to the late Rev. Albert E. and Beulah Franklin. He graduated from Central High School in Bogalusa and Southern University in Baton Rouge.

Dub worked for many years at Milne Boys Home in New Orleans and Hope Haven in Marrero. After he retired, he moved back to Bogalusa.

On Aug. 2, 2018, the Lord called Dub home. He leaves to cherish his memory his three children, Corey Franklin of Houston, Texas, Courtni Franklin of Slidell, and Akili Franklin of New Orleans; one sister, Joyce (Supt. Leslie) Fields of Varnado; and numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Dub was preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. Albert and Beulah Franklin Sr.; his daughter, Sharon Perkins; and three siblings, Albert E. Franklin Jr., Margaret Franklin and Walter Franklin.

Dub will always be remembered for his ability to find humor in any situation and bringing joy and laughter to all who loved him. The “Boonies” in his life will forever miss this “Big Timer”.

Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 10, from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. at Holy Temple C.O.G.I.C. Interment will follow at Bogalusa Cemetery.