David Anthony “Tony” Franklin
January 30, 1956 - July 4, 2023

David Anthony “Tony” Franklin, age 67 of Chickamauga, passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2023. He was born to the late Charles Franklin and Mary Frances Paradise Franklin in LaFayette, was a lifelong resident of the Chickamauga Area and was of the Baptist Faith. Tony retired in 2018 from the Logging Industry after more than 20 years and was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and friend who will be greatly missed. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Brittany Franklin; son, Zachary Franklin; and brother, Charles “Tiny” Franklin. Tony is survived by his loving daughters, Heather Franklin, Crystal Franklin, and Shelby Franklin; brother, Barry Franklin; grandchildren, Halie Young, Kelcie Young, Kalie Young, Nick Young, Harley Franklin, Caiden Harris, Aiden Franklin, and Aniyah Franklin; great grandchildren, Ashton Abbott, Takyland Ray, Malakai Oliver, Zyland Ray, Kylie Snyder, and Maleia Oliver; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, July 7, 2023 in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Tommy Lankford officiating. Interment will follow in Coulter Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday and prior to the service on Friday. Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home, J. Avery Bryan Chapel, Chickamauga.

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Chickamauga, GA 30707