Music 09

McCoy "Big Man" Franklin, Sr

July 1, 1955 ~ June 18, 2020 (age 64)


McCoy Franklin “Big Man” was born on July 1, 1955 to the late L.B and Erma Daniels-Franklin in Longview, AR. After a period of time the family then moved to Pine Hill, AR. McCoy departed this life on June 18, 2020 at Cornerstone in Little Rock, AR.

At the age of 21 he met his wife Sherry and the remained together 44 years. McCoy recently gave his life back to God under the leadership of Dr. Mary Arnold.

McCoy was a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a good friend to everyone he met. He retired in logging and was a professional woodcutter. He enjoyed fishing, working puzzles, playing the guitar and keyboard, and he loved working in his junk.

His parents, L.B. and Erma Franklin, one sister, Mary Franklin-Miller and one brother, Louis G. Franklin all preceded him in death.

He leaves to cherish his wife Sherry Franklin of Hamburg, AR, One daughter: Stephanie (Terry) McDaniel of Prosper, TX, Three sons: McCoy Jr. (Tamara) Franklin and Derrick (Brittney) Franklin both of Hamburg, AR and Taci (Barbara) Gilliam of Crossett, AR; five sisters: Vera (Thomas) Morrison and Daisy Mays both of Crossett, AR, Katie Johnson of Hamburg, AR, Bobbye (Marty) Davis of Monticello, AR, and Constance Franklin of Little Rock, AR; one brother: Denzel Franklin of Tulsa, OK; his mother-in-law: Mattie Gilliam of Hamburg, AR; 17 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M.on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at the Epistles of God Church of Deliverance in Hamburg, AR.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, from 1 to 7 at the chapel under the direction of Mitchell Memorial Funeral Service of Crossett, AR.

Mitchell Memorial Funeral Service is committed to helping families honor their loved ones in meaningful ways while ensuring the safety of their families and staff members. We will follow CDC and federal government precautions during this coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Arkansas Department of Health has issued a new directive concerning indoor and outdoor funeral services.

There will be only 50 people or less allowed indoors with no numerical limit on outdoor and graveside service. There is still a social distance of 6ft. Every other row inside the service should remain unoccupied and the family group should be 6ft apart from other family groups. EVERYONE IS REQUIRED TO WEAR FACE-COVERING. NO EXCEPTIONS.

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June 24, 2020

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Mitchell Memorial Funeral Service Chapel
2501 Hwy 82 W
Crossett, AR 71635

Funeral Service
June 25, 2020

11:00 AM
Epistles of God Church of Deliverance
509 W Martin Luther King St
Hamburg, Arkansas 71635

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