Franklin C. Tuley, 88, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 9:23 p.m., Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
Franklin was born April 27, 1933, in Palmyra, to Corder Everett and Marvel Louise Delashmutt Tuley. He was married to Edna Barber on Feb. 20, 1954, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Palmyra.
Survivors include his loving wife of 67 years, Edna L. Tuley, Palmyra; his children, Julie Skinner (Michael), Bruce Tuley, Maria Loyd (David), Colleen Moore (Mark), Susan Gottman (Rick) and Randy Tuley; grandchildren, Brian Wilcoxson (Jen), Melissa Zilz (Chris), Sarah Tuley, Anna McCammon (Jason), Galen Tuley (Tara), Molly Tuley, Zachary Loyd, Samuel Loyd (Kimberly), Dwight Loyd (Emmy), Kurt Loyd (Tawny) Brandon Moore (Kim), Micah Birky (Eric), Carden Moore (Jenna), Shane Moore (Emily), Schelleen Floyd (Daniel), Isaac Gottman (Ashton) and Clay Skinner (Megan); great-grandchildren, Aidyn, Kye, Reagan, Quinn and Reese Wilcoxson, Caleb and Luke Zilz, Laura and Logan Ladue, Amelia, Emma and Angelina McCammon, Morgan Tuley, Oliver, Jack and Quillo Lagud, Ruby Marti, Luella and Arbor Loyd, Madelyn and Jaxon Moore, Ellie, Ethan and Hattie Birky, Mark and Kesler Moore, Markus and Cora Skinner, and three on the way; and one sister, Virginia Dickerson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter-in-law; one grandson; four brothers and three sisters.
Franklin served his country by serving in the United States Army during the Korean War. After the war, Franklin worked for the Gardner Denver Company, sold real estate and did property appraisals.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 3, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Palmyra. Father Matthew Flatley and Deacon Bob Leake will officiate. Burial with full military honors, performed by the Boots-Dickson American Legion Post #174, will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Palmyra.
Pallbearers will be Brian Wilcoxson, Galen Tuley, Zachary Loyd, Brandon Moore, Samuel Loyd and Isaac Gottman.
Honorary pallbearer will be Kenny Schluckebier.
A visitation will be held from 10 until the time of service on Friday, at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
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