Jacquelyn June (Gaga) Franklin of Owensboro, passed away on June 29, 2019. She was born on April 15, 1943, in Owensboro to the late Marvin (Doc) and Louise Smith. Jackie graduated from Daviess County High School. She received a B. S. degree in Management from Brescia College. She worked in Financial Services for many years and enjoyed an active retirement with her family.
Jackie was a dedicated UK fan and lover of sports, the outdoors and music. She was an energetic and lively woman who was devoted to her family. Jackie gave unselfishly of her time and assistance to her loved ones. Jackie was her happiest when cheering on UK and her kid's/grandkid's sporting events, fishing with her husband or listening to him play the guitar and sing, spoiling her dog Toby, or gardening, baking and talking with her grandkids.
Jackie is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 25 years Olen; son, Kevin Porter; daughter Michelle Ryan and husband Marty, daughter, Jodi Porter, daughters, Melissa DaVania (John) and Amy Chanley (Michael); aunt, Bobby Stroud; sister, Debbie Morton; grandchildren, Brittany, Tierney, Camden, Madison, Sophia, Taylor and Lillee, as well as great-grandchildren, Berkley, Baylor, and Betsy; and her adoring puppy, Toby.
Service for Jackie Franklin will be 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at James H. Davis Funeral Home and Crematory. Visitation will be from Noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A private burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Louisville on Friday.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Owensboro Humane Society.
Online messages of condolence may be made at www.davisfunerahome.com.