Norfolk; Franklin Garris, 80, of Norfolk passed away Friday November 21, 2008.
He was born in Norfolk the son of the late John and Cordelia Garris. Mr. Garris graduated from Blair Junior School and was a 1948 Graduate of Maury High School. He retired from Virginia Power after over forty years of service as a cable splicer. He was a member of IBEW. Mr. Garris was a member of Norfolk Garden Baptist Church since 1973. Mr. Garris was a former member of Baptist Tabernacle Church and Azalea Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, sang in the Church Choir and was a Sunday School Teacher for both. He was a Cub Scout leader and a Weeblos Director. He loved camping, fishing and rooting for the Dallas Cowboys.
He is survived by his wife Frances Garris who he married May 20, 1949; daughter, Deborah Sebastian and her husband Jerry; brother, Jimmy Garris and his wife Barbara; his sister in law , Barbara Corvello and her husband Richard; Sister-in-law, Millie Garris; three granddaughters and three great granddaughters; several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by three children, Diane, Douglas, and David, and a brother, John W. Garris.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2:00 PM at Norfolk Garden Baptist Church 6235 Azalea Garden Road Norfolk. Pastor David Hillis, D.D. will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Friends may view Monday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Altmeyer Funeral Home 5792 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the family home, 8057 Lynnbrook Ct., Norfolk. Condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com.