Franklin was born July 7, 1941 in St. Joseph, Missouri, the son of Franklin Leo Sr. and Dorothy B. (Hawkins) Bohr Pierson.
He was a graduate of Easton High School, Easton, Missouri and a member of East Side Baptist Church, St. Joseph.
Franklin had started working for St. Joseph Light and Power as a lineman working up to and retiring as a supervisor.
Preceding him in death were his parents, and one grandson Matthew Bohr.
Survivors include his special friend Jenevieve Talbott, Graham; daughter Andrea D. (Judy) Bohr, Orlando, Florida; one son Dave (Susan) Bohr, Memphis, Tennessee; two grandchildren Jacob and Elizabeth Bohr, St. Joseph.
Mr. Bohr's body has been cremated. A visitation celebrating Franklin's life will be held from 5-7 PM, Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the Price Funeral Home Chapel in Maryville, Missouri.
Memorial: Alzheimer's Association Mid-Missouri, 2400 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, MO 65201