Sharon Marie Franklin – age 70 of Knoxville entered her Heavenly home on Saturday, September 11, 2021. A woman of great faith and love for her Lord, Sharon was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many. She was incredibly generous and would help someone in need even if she went without. She was the sweetest woman, and she brightened the lives of everyone she met. Quick witted and funny, she always made people smile. Sharon is happy in Heaven with her momma, sister, and grandson.
Preceded in death by mother, Hazel Riddle; sister, Linda Surgeoner; and grandson, Josh Bathe.
Survived by husband, R. Duane Franklin; children, Lisa Franklin, Angela (Tony) Fisher, and Michael (Tammy) Franklin; grandchildren, Kristen (Joey), Sarah, Zachary, Henry, Harrison, Emily, Jade (John), and Caina (Taylor); great grandchildren, Huriah, Autumn, Alivea, Adam; brother, Mike (Karen) Riddle; sister, Pat (Bill) Ruzinok; sister-in-law, Judith (Don) Patrick; and many nieces and nephews
The family will receive friends 5:00-7:00 PM Monday, September 20, 2021, at Bridges Funeral Home. Family and friends will gather 9:45 AM on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at East TN Veteran Cemetery-John Sevier for a 10:00 AM graveside service. Arrangements by Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, 865-523-4999. www.bridgesfuneralhome.com
Date: Monday, September 20, 2021
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bridges Funeral Home
Address:5430 Rutledge Pike, Knoxville, TN, 37924
Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Time: 10:00 am
East TN Veteran Cemetery-John Sevier
Address:2200 E. Governor John Sevier Hwy., Knoxville, TN, 37919