Billy Ray Franklin

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Viewing and Visitation for Billy Ray Franklin, 72 of Pocola, Oklahoma will be From 5pm - 7pm  on Friday, December 1, 2023 at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home in Spiro, Oklahoma. Cremation is under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.Billy was born on May 19, 1951 in Anderson, Indiana to Ida Mae Knighten Franklin and Thomas Ray Franklin and passed away on November 29, 2023 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  He was married to Diana Gale (Blaylock) Franklin on August 5, 1994 in Fort Smith, Arkansas . Billy was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Cathy Linzy and brother Tommy Franklin. Billy worked at Baldor Electric for 28 years until retiring. He enjoyed playing music especially Blue Grass music. He loved his family dearly.Survivors include his wife, Diana Franklin; daughters, Crystal Smith and husband Chris, Laura Spath and husband Mike; sister, Patricia Tolbert; grandchildren, Riley Danielle, Justin Chancelor, Alexandria Schalski; great grandchildren, Allison Ford, Averie Schalski, Ashton Schalski, numerous other relatives and loved ones and friends.You may leave an online message at


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