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Derek S. Franklin

Name: Derek S. Franklin              Date of Birth: September 20th, 1959

Died: April 4th, 2018         Gender: Male


Race: Black


 Brief Bio or Memory:

Derek Franklin was a 58 year old father from East Chicago, Indiana. Derek was a man of many jobs but worked primarily as a painter and maintenance man. On April 4th, 2018 Derek Franklin was shot in the 6500 block of Fifth Avenue in Gary, Indiana. Franklin was pronounced dead at 9:59 p.m.

He is survived by daughters, Dereka (Will) Woods, Danielle (Germaul) Northern; stepson Vincent (Vanita) Colon, 3 grandchildren, Zuri Williams, Sincere and August Northern; Sisters Obirta (Snook) Collins, Bobbie Battle, Sarah Riddle and Mattie Whetsell; One brother, Carl (Christa) Franklin and one sister-in-law Irene Franklin; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.