Ben Franklin

[14 NOV 1929 - M2 - 20584 - 17 JUL 2000]

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Wallace Greene Franklin, Jr.

Wallace Greene Franklin, Jr. was born on 24 November 1929 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was appointed to West Point from the 4th Congressional District of Oklahoma and entered on 3 July 1951. He was in Company M2 and was Company First Sergeant his first class year. He graduated on 7 June 1955 and was commissioned in the US Army in the Infantry.



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Wallace Greene "Ben" Franklin, Jr.

FRANKLIN, Wallace Greene "Ben", Jr. , died July 27, 2000 in Dallas, TX. Military graveside service will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 1, 2000 at Oakwood Cemetery. Born on November 14, 1929 in Tulsa, OK to Wallace G. Franklin and Elma G. Dixon.

A graduate of Cascia Hall High School, Ben graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1955 and went on to serve the 5th Group Special Forces in Germany. After leaving the military he worked for Bache & Co. in Mexico City before returning to Tulsa in 1965. Ben concentrated on construction and real estate development in the Tulsa area. Real estate developments that he completed included Beekman Place, Stone Bridge, Field Stone, Mill Creek Point and Graham-Franklin Industrial Park. Ben moved to the Dallas area in 1989, where he was a commercial real estate broker until his death.

He is survived by: his sisters, Sue F. Ogle of Muskogee, OK and Jane F. Edwards of Edenton, NC; his sons, Charles M. Franklin of Tulsa, Scott C. Franklin of Houston, TX and Brett B. Franklin of Sacramento, CA; and 4 grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be made to I.A.A. (a charitable foundation for children with severe physical disabilities), 2818 N. Campbell, No. 319, Tucson, AZ 85719. Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey, 254-753-3691


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