Rudy Wayne Franklin, passed away on June 9, 2020 with his loving family by his side. He owned Rudy’s Automotive and Rudy’s Food Service. Rudy enjoyed going to the horse races, playing BINGO, going fishing and loved working on cars. He was an avid collector of derby memorabilia. Rudy had a heart of gold, a sense of humor, quit-witted and could always put a smile on your face.
He was preceded in death by his father, Edwin Franklin; brother, Eddie Franklin and grandson, Mark Franklin, Jr.
Rudy leaves to cherish his memories, his mother, Geneva Franklin; the mother of his children, Linda Franklin Mark (Jodi) Franklin, Sr, Barbara (Bennie) Foster, Tara (Mark Rudolph) Keller, Tonya (James McMillan) Pham and Kelly (Rita) Franklin; wife, Betty Franklin and her children, Amber Mitchell and Dustin Mitchell; significant other, Terri Silliman and her children, Annie and Justin Silliman; a host of grandchildren; brother, Gary Franklin and Tony Franklin; sister, Theresa Franklin and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Neurath & Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 1832 W. Market Street, Louisville, KY, June 13, 2020, from 2pm-4pm with a celebration of Rudy’s life beginning at 4pm.
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