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Keith Ray Park

Keith Ray Park, 70, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Franklin. He was a resident of Franklin.

Keith was born Nov. 18, 1943, in Columbus to Albert C. and Beatrice (Draper) Park.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Keith married Linda Hall on Jan. 25, 1969; they were married for 45 years.

He was employed at Arvin in Franklin for 39 years, retiring in 2005.

Keith loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, prospecting and playing the lottery. He enjoyed tinkering with projects to make them work again. He lived for his family and loved spending time with them.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Park of Franklin; four children, Vincent Carter of Linton, Tina (Max) Trout of Mooresville, Tracy (Bobby Leeper) Park and Chad (Monica) Park, both of Franklin; two sisters, Betty Wallace of Taylorsville and Delores Solsberry of Austin; seven grandchildren, Ashley and Cody Machlan, and Robby, Zachary, Colton, Wyatt and  Emma Leeper; and his dog, Sadie.

He was preceded in death by his adoptive parents, Albert and Beatrice Park; his biological parents, Thomas Wycoff and Henrietta Hayden Wycoff; a brother, David Jessup; his dog, Cricket; and his cat, Patches.

A funeral service with military honors will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at Jessen Funeral Home, Franklin Chapel, 197 E. Jefferson St. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery at a later date.

Information: 346-6155, www.jessenfuneralhome.com

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