John Alan Franklin

John Alan Franklin, 56, of Roanoke, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents John William and Lois Duran Franklin; sister, Janice Nadine Blunt.

John is survived by his brothers, James Randall “Randy” Franklin and wife Martha, William Edward “Billy” Franklin; sister, Elizabeth Gwen Caywood and husband Edward; his beloved dog, Buddy; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and close friends.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donation be made to Angels of Assisi or Southwest Virginia Food Bank.

The family wishes to honor John’s wishes and not have any services. Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home (540)366-0707