Sept. 5, 2023
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Sept. 5, 2023
4 p.m.



David Spencer Franklin, 64, of Asheville, NC, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2023.

Born in Burke County, NC on July 26, 1959, he was the son of the late Paul Spencer Franklin and Trudy Frances Williams Franklin.

David had attended Mt. Home Baptist Church. He worked for Diamond Field Construction and later worked construction in Asheville. He enjoyed drag racing and his beloved dog, Penny, who went everywhere David went.

Mr. Franklin is survived by his daughter, Melissa Louise Suttles; grandchildren, Mekenzie and Madison Suttles, girlfriend, Diane Hodge; brother, Robert Franklin; sisters, Paula Clark, Lu Franklin, and Kathy Smith (Richard); and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at Sossoman Funeral Home. A celebration of David’s life will follow at 4 p.m. in the Colonial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Heath Benfield officiating.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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We miss you everyday David. It is so hard not to hear your laugh and see your smile. But we know you have already touched the face of Jesus Christ and gathered with family and loved ones. We will see you again, above those sky's of glory.

—Darlene and Jerry Leatherwood
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So sorry, David was a special guy, praying for you guys....

—Teresa Puett
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Many prayers for your family in this time of mourning.

—Karen Pearson

Thoughts and prayers go out to the family, so sorry for your loss, Warp was a good one, had some good times back in the day, RIP brother

—Mark Peeler
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Robert ,Paula,Lu, and Kathy I am so sorry to hear of the passing your your precious brother David .You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. 🙏

—Rhonda Robinson