Steve Franklin, 68, passed away October 5, 2017 with family by his side. He was born to Robert and Beryl Franklin of Phoenix, AZ on January 17, 1949.
Following in his father’s footsteps, Steve worked for Arizona Public Service for over 35 years and was known to all of his coworkers as an intelligent, kind, hardworking man. He started as a mail clerk, then became a lineman and retired in 2012 as a Supply Chain Manager. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix. Steve’s reputation for his strong work ethic and ability to manage a team with heart was known and admired company wide. Shortly after retirement, Steve took on the care giving responsibilities for his mother-in-law, Jane Purcell, which he laughingly said was one of his greatest challenges and joys.
As a young man, Steve earned his rank as an Eagle Scout and enjoyed hunting, camping, fishing and all sports. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed sharing his love of nature with his children and grandchildren. A private memorial service will commence in one of his favorite fishing spots in the White Mountains near Greer, AZ.
Steve is survived by his wife of 31 years, Polly; sister, Nancy Morrison; sons, Aaron, Chris, and Danny; daughters, Holly and Katie Ann; and eight grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Cindy Worthy.
Donations may be made to Boy Scouts of America.