Virginia Beach; Luke Andrew Franklin, 22, passed away Monday, September 15, 2008 unexpectedly.
Luke was born in Virginia Beach November 19, 1985, the son of Patrick N. Franklin, Sr. and Louise A. Franklin of Virginia Beach. He attended school at Landstown he loved playing the violin including the school orchestra. He served in US Army earning his marksman medal. Luke was a video Game Master, he loved music, fishing and spending time with his family. He loved to make people smile and laugh.
Besides his parents he is survived by his wife Melissa Anne and his daughter Isabella Marie; brothers, Patrick N. Franklin, Jr. and his wife Sarah, Isaac J. Franklin; sister, Anna L. Franklin all of Virginia Beach; Maternal grandparents, Russell and Louise Simpson, Jr. of Knotts Island, VA; Paternal Grandmother, Lillian Mae King of Virginia Beach; uncles, Rex Franklin and his wife Carol of MD, Russell Edward Simpson, IV of Knotts Island, Virginia Beach; aunt, Jane Clarke and her husband Ray of Elizabeth City, NC; several beloved cousins and his close friends, David Hill and Mark Strader; his mother and father-in-law George and Sandra Valyo of PA and numerous brother and sister in-laws and their families.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, September 20, 2008, at 1:00 PM in Knotts Island Cemetery. Reverend Frank Jennings and Reverend David Cunningham will officiate. Following the service friends and family will gather at the home of his parents in Virginia Beach. The family will receive friends Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to his daughter Isabella in care of Luke’s mother Louise Franklin. Condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com.