Fred “Peter Rabbit” Franklin Jr.


Fred “Peter Rabbit” Franklin Jr., 79, of Cuero passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.
He was born Jan. 20, 1934 in Cheapside to the late Fred Sr. and Callie Lane Franklin. He married his beloved wife, Ora L. Slade in Cuero. Fred was a hard working man, who was self-employed, in the carpenter business his whole life.
He is survived by his wife, Ora L. Franklin; daughters, Lisa Jo. Mayfield of Cuero, Shirley A. Houston of California, Colleen Thomas (Donald) of Victoria, and Brenda Thomas (Leonard) of Portland; sons, Johnell Griffin (Barbara) of Austin and Kenneth Barnett of Cuero; sisters, Callie M. Glover of Cuero and Margaret Prince of Edna; 18 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Hodge Franklin and Ervin Franklin.
Visitation will be held from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at Freund Funeral Home. Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at First Methodist Church in Cuero with the Rev. Terry Glover officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.
Pallbearers include Emmitt D. Glover, Johnell D. Griffin Jr., Kenneth Barnett, Sonny Griffin, Leonard R. Thomas, and George Franklin.
Honorary pallbearers include Kenyatta Griffin, LaChristian Thomas, David Scott, Freddy Scott, and John Warfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.
You may sign the guestbook or send condolences at
Freund Funeral Home, 361-275-2343.
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