Isaac Bradley Franklin, 96, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma passed away in Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 13, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.
Born October 7, 1923 in Knob Noster, Missouri to the late Joseph and Eulelia Franklin. Isaac grew up in Kansas City delivering groceries on his bicycle and, with the encouragement of his mother, went on to become an Eagle Scout. He joined the CCC at the age of 17 where he spent a year clearing timber in Idaho. He then enlisted in the Navy one month before Pearl Harbor and served as a radio operator throughout WWII.
After the war, he went home to Bulter, Missouri and fell in love with the girl down the hill. He attended Kansas University on the G.I. Bill, earning his BS in engineering. After working for Cities Service for 35 years, he retired to pursue his passion for sailing, running, and joking with his four grandchildren. He ran six marathons and won several sailing trophies. Isaac was a storyteller, often entertaining a room full of people with his humorous stories. He lived in Oklahoma City for 56 years and remained an avid University of Oklahoma fan for life.
Isaac was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Marjorie (Scifers) Franklin. He is survived by his three children, Jean Franklin, Linda Franklin and husband David, Joseph Franklin and wife Pam, and four grandchildren, Jennifer Codding-Bui and husband Holt, Zachary Franklin, Diane Codding, and Jaclyn Franklin, and great-granddaughter Emma Bui.
A private graveside service will be held at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler, Missouri. Memorial donations in memory of Isaac may be made to HospiceOfCincinnati.org. Fares J. Radel Funeral Home, 5950 Kellogg Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio is serving the family.