Robert Carl Franklin

Born on November 6, 1953

Departed on December 11, 2012 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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FRANKLIN, Robert Carl - Age 59, of Hendersonville, TN passed away December 11, 2012. A visitation and memorial service honor will be held at Hendersonville Funeral Home, 353 Johnny Cash Parkway, Hendersonville, TN on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 12:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Friends are welcome to bring their instruments and play in honor of Carl. Hendersonville Funeral Home 615-824-3855

16 Comments to Robert Carl Franklin

  1. Risey R B Scruggs
    December 13, 2012 12:00 am

    The World has lost a Great Fiddle Player and I have lost a Good Friend. He will be Truly missed by us all.R.I.P. my friend

  2. Risey R B Scruggs
    December 13, 2012 12:00 am

    The World has lost a Great Fiddle Player and I have lost a Good Friend. He will be Truly missed by us all.R.I.P. my friend

  3. Risey R B Scruggs
    December 13, 2012 12:00 am

    The World has lost a Great Fiddle Player and I have lost a Good Friend. He will be Truly missed by us all.R.I.P. my friend

  4. Temperance Babcock
    December 13, 2012 12:00 am

    I used to jam with Carl every Sunday night at the Station Inn while I’ll lived in Nashville. One night I asked him what he did for a living and he told me he used to square dance! He turned around and walked around in a square and said, “There’s your square dance!”
    Another night we were jamming out at the Gibson showcase out in Opry Mills when they used to have that. I had been wanting to learn some standard tunes and he taught me how to play Big Sandy River. I will be playing a gig tomorrow night and will play it in is honor. I wish I could make it up for the service. I will always remember Carl as a good friend and someone I could always count on for a warm friendly smile when I saw him. Rest in peace my fiddle friend!

  5. Fred Sullivan and Ashley Sullivan Crook
    December 14, 2012 12:00 am

    We first meet Carl at Long Hollow Pike Jamboree. He was playing fiddle for Bill Monroe. We use to jam with him at fiddle contest. He was a great fiddler. We will miss his smileing face and all the great times. RIP

  6. John and Joan Hirsch
    December 14, 2012 12:00 am

    To The Franklin Family,

    We have been neighbors quite a few years and we will always remember Carl for his spirit of giving. No questions asked, Carl came and put in a railing for me, John, back in 2003 when I had a serious car accident. We will always remember his kind deed and we will miss the waves as he drove by daily in his vehicle.

    Especially to Diann, our prayers will continue for each of you during such a difficult time, but through faith and understanding, we all know that Carl is certainly at rest and in a much better place with so much joy and peace.

    Our sympathy and love,

    John, Joan and Brandon Hirsch 112 Neighbors

  7. Woode Hawkins
    December 14, 2012 12:00 am

    Words can’t describe the depth of loss I personally feel but also total empathy and compassion for Dianne in this time of tragedy. I have known Carl for many years and played with him in too many situations to count. I thank him most for being part of the best band I ever have or probably ever will play in. No, on second thought, I thank him most for just being a friend and for sharing his wonderfully wry sense of humor every time I was ever around him. He was more than just a great musician and will obviously be missed terribly by not only those who were fortunate enough to know him musically but also others he touched on a daily basis. Rest in Peace, my friend, and keep the angels dancing until the rest of us get there!

  8. Buddy McClary
    December 14, 2012 12:00 am

    It was always good to see Carl and get to pick with him at contests or jamming. We played together for about 4 years in the Valley Grass Express Band and recorded a CD. That was an enjoyable 4 years and everytime we had a chance to after then. My condolences to Diane and the rest of the family.

  9. Larry Darks
    December 14, 2012 12:00 am

    I am going to miss his friendship, and his help on how to fix things to make them work. Very quite, and enjoyable to be around. He was the kind of neighbor everyone wants.

  10. Jan Wilson
    December 14, 2012 12:00 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Carl was a fine man and I am honored to have known him.

    Jan Wilson

  11. Tony Haley
    December 14, 2012 12:00 am

    Carl always made me feel a little better every time I was around him. He was a great guy and a great musician.I am greatly saddened by his passing. My prayers are with Diane and the family May God bless you all. Rest in peace my fiddling friend.

  12. Art Malmin
    December 15, 2012 12:00 am

    I remember the first time I met Carl when we played a gig together in the mid 70’S. He was really getting going on fiddle as I was on banjo. Through the years I came to cherish our friendship and looked forward to picking and visiting with him. I truly will miss him.
    Thoughts and prayers to Dianne and family.

  13. Lester Ray Sears
    December 15, 2012 12:00 am

    Lost a great friend. Gonna miss his infectious smile and laugh….and oh yeah… that FIDDLE. RIP my friend. You will be missed.

  14. Carl Caldwell
    December 15, 2012 12:00 am

    We’ve lost a great man, true friend and wonderful musician. Greatly missed, but never forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  15. Jennifer Strickland
    December 21, 2012 12:00 am

    Carl – I will never forget you and will always be grateful to have had a wonderful picking buddy as you. I can only hope that you can see this and that you know how many people you blessed with your talent and friendship. Thanks for all of the laughs, the Marlboro hangs and the good jams. You will be greatly missed.

  16. Scott Crow
    August 23, 2013 12:00 am

    I was thinking about you today as I do everyday. You were a great man and father. Wish we had 100 more years together. Love and miss you. Your son Scott.