John Raymond Franklin, 64, Kansas City, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Liberty.

John was born Aug. 31, 1954, in Lexington, to John William Franklin and the late Veda Ruth (Vanderpool) Franklin. He married Sheena Lee Knight on May 22, 1982, at Bethel Baptist Church, north of Excelsior Springs.

In his spare time, John enjoyed fishing. He also collected all kinds of tools. John was enthralled with computers, enjoyed building them and playing games on them.

He is survived by his wife, Sheena Lee (Knight) Franklin; one daughter, Lelia (Kenton) Pierce; and one son, Jonathan Franklin; his father, John William Franklin; one brother, Don Franklin; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

John was preceded in death by his mother, Veda Ruth (Vanderpool) Franklin.

There will be no services at this time.

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