Franklin Odell Lunsford

Mr. Franklin Odell Lunsford, age 91 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

Born Saturday, May 14, 1927 in Rison, Arkansas, he was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Sue McRae Lunsford and Ervin Lunsford; wife, of 32 years, Una Vee Lunsford; wife, of 32 years, Georgia Ann Lunsford; son, Franklin Odell Lunsford, Jr.; step-daughter, Victoria Hampton; son-in-law, Richard Wayne “Ricky” Spangler; granddaughter, Laronda Nicole Spangler; great grandson, Caleb Shayne Jones; and brothers, T. J. Lunsford and Bobby Joe Lunsford,

Mr. Lunsford was retired from Hercules Powder with over 35 years of service. He was a Mason and served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater. Mr. Lunsford loved to fish and was an avid fan of LSU.

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughters Diane (William) and Freda; step-sons, Todd Hampton and Keith Holland, 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren; and sisters, Melba Breithaupt (Bobby) and Lola Terral; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM on Friday, March 1, 2019 at Southern Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Evans officiating. Interment followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, near Winnfield.

Serving the family as pallbearers were Damian LeBlanc, Zachary McDowell, Jared Ferguson, Guy Nichols, Tyrel Jones, Shelby Jones, Grant Jones, and Robbie Baker. Honorary pallbearers were William Jones, Ron Shirley, Andy Spangler, Randy Spangler and Shayne Jones.

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