Obituary: Grady Franklin



Grady Franklin, 86, a retired central Indiana news photographer and freelance photo journalist, died Oct. 2 in Sheridan. Grady also had been employed by Western Electric, where he was a section chief and editor of The Dial Tone. His talents as a freelancer were used by numerous publications, businesses and civic organizations.

Survivors include his wife Patricia (Jessup) of Sheridan; three daughters, Lee Anne (Bob) Meyers of Tyler, Texas; Jeri (Matt) Wellman of Las Vegas, Nev.; Joanna (Duffy) Mullen of Carmel; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and a brother, William Franklin (June) of Melbourne, Fla.

Grady was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War; a longtime Boy Scout leader in Indiana, Tennessee and Virginia; and an avid fisherman He was a long-time member of Old Bethel United Methodist Church in Indianapolis and was a current member of the Sheridan First United Methodist Church.

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The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be presented to the First United Church of Sheridan.