Roger Carlton Neff


Roger Carlton Neff, 76, a Franklin native, passed away Monday afternoon, March 6, 2017, in Brooklyn, Indiana, at the home of his oldest son.

He had been living there for a year and had been in hospice care since last Thursday.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Alys (Eby) Neff; and wives Carol Farris James and Pamela Bell.

Born in South Bend on Dec. 14, 1940, Roger grew up at the Masonic Home in Franklin.

He was a member of the Franklin High School class of 1959.

He served in the U.S. Army in Korea as a paratrooper.

Roger is survived by one brother, Larry (Paula) Neff of Kosciusko, Missouri, and by sons, Larry (Bonnie) Neff of Brooklyn, Thomas Neff, Zachary Neff; and a grandson he raised, Thomas Gage Neff; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

There will be no funeral. A memorial gathering will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Pizza King Station Banquet Room, on U.S. 31 in Franklin. All friends are invited to attend.

Contributions in Roger’s name may be made to Lighthouse Children’s Homes, PO Box 730, Kosciusko, MS 39090.