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Franklin D. Taylor

January 26, 1941 ~ March 22, 2019 (age 78)

Franklin D. Taylor, 78, of Hope Mills, died Friday, March 22, 2019 in his home, surrounded by his family.

Born in Mason County, AL, he was the son of the late Ellis Cleveland and Mattie Sue Taylor. Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Taylor and four brothers, Charles, James, Earl, and Billy Joe Taylor.

Franklin retired as a Master Sergeant from the US Air Force after 20 years of service. During his time, he served in Vietnam, and received numerous medals and awards.

He is survived by his children, Sonja Taylor, Terrie Jordan and her husband David, and Tony Powell; five grandchildren, Arron Taylor and his wife Tessa, Jessica Johnson and her husband Brandon, Danielle Lee, Kristen Secrist and her husband Benjamin, and Katherine Jordan; six great grandchildren, Evan Mason, Luke Mason, Rosalie Mason, Norah Secrist, Hiram Secrist, and Alice Johnson; and several other family and friends.

The family will receive friends starting at 11:30, followed by a service at 12:30, at Pinecrest Funeral and Cremation Services of Hope Mills, on Thursday, March 28, 2019.

Burial with military honors will be held at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery.

Franklin was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend who will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 28
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    Pinecrest Funeral and Cremation Services

    4721 Dunrobin Drive
    Hope Mills, NC
    (910) 429-1011

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, March 28
    12:30 PM

    Pinecrest Funeral and Cremation Services

    4721 Dunrobin Drive
    Hope Mills, NC
    (910) 429-1011

  • Burial

    Thursday, March 28
    2:00 PM

    Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery

    8220 Bragg Boulevard
    Fort Bragg, NC
    (910) 436-5630

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