Darrell Bonzell Franklin Sr., a.k.a. “Fry Guy,” age 53, transitioned to be with his heavenly father on Monday, October 30, 2023, in Ocala, FL. He was a graduate of Vanguard High School.
For the last five years, Darrell served the community as an employee with Silver Springs Bottle Water. His infectious voices, laugh, and love for his family was a gift to those around him. He captivated a room and was a bright light that will continue to shine and impact lives.
Darrell was preceded in death by his father, Nathaniel Franklin, Sr.; Samuel Stevenson, Sr.; grandparents, Leroy Franklin, Elizabeth Franklin, Albert Norris, Florence Norris, Sylvester Sr., and Anna P. Stevenson; and sister, Stevita Collins. Darrell leaves to cherish his illuminating spirit and precious memories to his mother, Debra Norris Franklin; stepmother, Zola Stevenson; children, De’Keria Franklin, Darrel Franklin, Jr., Raven Myhanol, Deviontae Wess, Kenneth Franklin, and Maliyah Franklin; siblings, Demetrius Franklin, Sr. (Eunice), Samuel Stevenson, Jr., Donna Brown (Micheal), Greta Patterson (Isaac), Reco Franklin (Amanda), Nathaniel Franklin (Wanda), Jai Brown (Gina), and Craig Stevenson (Shawn); grandkids, Dearan Franklin, Ayaria Franklin, Amiya Franklin, Ava Franklin, Lamaria Williams, Lamarian Williams, Lamarie Williams, DeAsia Edwards, Ahlaeah Milton, Jaylen McBride, Lloyd Daniels III, Landyn Daniels, and Londyn Daniels; aunts, Michaele Brown, Rosa Brown, Cora Rawls (John), Ida Williams, Mary Moore, Rose Johnson, and Xantie Ford (Chris); uncles, Albert Norris (Vickie), Reuben Norris (Sophia), Wayne Norris (Shawn), Curtis Franklin (Joanne), Leroy Franklin, Sylvester Stevenson (Janice), Alvin Franklin (Gloria), Machelle Franklin; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins; special friend, Ramona Woods; special cousin, Tasha Mathis Alston; god sisters, Ramona Williamson and Tiawana Evans Norton, Joy Washington, and Mesha Clark; goddaughter, Ka’Oshay Jones; godparents, Diana Morman and Kenneth Williams; childhood and closest friends, Timothy Tuggerson, Willie Lake III, Leroy Scott (Monique), Sheila Gilum, Rod Jackson, Sport Franklin, Dennis Barnes, Jr., Rod Richardson, and Kesnia Taylor.
Much love to his Tucker Hill family and the Class of 1988.