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George Clayton Franklin (b. September 23, 1929)
George Clayton Franklin (son of Roy Irvin Franklin and Lucille Irene Byrom) was born September 23, 1929 in Big Spring,Tx..He married Bonnie Jean Gill on July 22, 1950 in Big Spring Tx., daughter of Thomas Henry Gill and Ruby Pearl Lough.
Notes for George Clayton Franklin:
George Franklin was very active in church and amateur radio activities, teaching radio liscening at the radio club in Big Spring and Sunday School in his church for many years.
He also did volunteer work for The Foriegn Mission Board Of The Southern Baptist Convection in Guatemala,Nicaragua and Honduras.
6/3/1989Repaired Xmitter in Las Casas Guatemala
9/15/1990 Repaired Xmitter in Las Casas,Coban,and Quetzal Tenago Guatemala
10/12/1991 Selected site for radio station in Managua Nicaragua
7/19/1992Installed Radio station in Managua Nicaragua
9/12/1993Repaired Radio Station in Las Casas Guatemala
11/15/95 Repaired radio station in Las Casas Guatemala
2/19/1997 Repaired Radio Station in Pourta Liampra Honduras
In 1998 he went to Las Casas Guatemala three times to repair the Radio Station.
Oct.29,2001 Installed transmitter at San Pedro La Laguna,Guatemala
Feb.,2002 worked on several transmitters in Guatemala
22 March erected tower in Pourta Liampira,Honduras
He went on The Walk To Emmaus #56 on 9/22/1994 at Camp Butman and served on the Board of Directors for 3 years.
He served on the board of directors of Cosden Employees Credit Union for 5 years.
He belonged to the Western Sportsman Club and was a liscensed Handgun carrier.
He was a licensed Septic inspector for the State Of Texas
He had a First Phone Radio license from the FCC
He was chief engineer for KBST for 26 yearsand Chief engineer for KWAB channel 9 for 15 years.
He worked for Cosden Petroleum for 39 years and 8 months,the last 15 years maintaining their radio system.
When I went to Las Casas Guatemala in 1997 and repaired the Radio Station,I spent several days working in the heat etc. and was really tired and ready to go home. The people at the station was telling me how much they appreciated my coming and I told the missionary that I hoped it was worth it. He said, let me tell you a story about an event that happened a couple of months ago and you decide if it was worth your time and effort.
Las Casas is a small town located in the central part of Guatemala and is populated almost entirely by a Indian group known as The Kekchi. The town is several miles from a ridge of mountains and at this time no one went over the ridge because the gorilla forces had look out posts all along the ridge to watch for the army hunting them. Well one of the men from the town went upon the ridge to gather wood for his cooking(there was only one cook stove in Las Casas), when the gorillas grabbed him.The Chief gorilla asked him where he was from and his name. The man gave him this information and then the chief asked him if he was a Christian and if he had Jesus in his heart,The man was afraid to say he was or he was not so he stalled off. The gorilla chief then said " since you are from Las Casas and thats where Radio Kekchi is We are letting you go.so you go back and listen to Radio Kekchi and you will get Jesus in your heart".
Then the Missonary said to me"Was it worth your time and effort to come down here and fix the radio station?"
More About George Clayton Franklin:
Fact 1: January 31, 1951, Initiated into Masonic Lodge #598.
Fact 2: April 05, 1951, Passed Masonic Lodge Staked Plains 598.
Fact 3: June 08, 1951, Raised Masonic Lodge.
Fact 4: February 25, 1952, Joined US Air Force.
Fact 5: February 17, 1953, Left for service in Germany.
Fact 6: October 09, 1954, returned to USA.
Fact 7: October 01, 1955, Promoted to S/SGT.
Fact 8: February 25, 1956, Discharged from USAF.
Fact 9: December 1956, Ordained Deacon of Airport Baptist Church.
Fact 10: July 1951, Hired By Cosden Petroleum Corp..
Fact 11: October 1967, Licensed as amateur radio operator.
Fact 12: November 26, 1971, Licensed First Phone engineer by FCC.
Fact 13: February 1991, Retired from Fina after 39 years.
Social Security Number: 466 24 6879.
More About George Clayton Franklin and Bonnie Jean Gill:
Marriage: July 22, 1950, Big Spring Tx..
Children of George Clayton Franklin and Bonnie Jean Gill are:
- +Janice Elaine Franklin, b. June 13, 1956, Big Spring,Tx.
- Clayton Thomas Franklin, b. August 27, 1966, Big Spring Tx., d. July 26, 1998, Temple Tx.