Gaylon Randall Franklin Sr. was born on June 9, 1938 and left this life February 5, 2019. He is survived by his wife Lillie of 61 years.
He is also survived by sons Gaylon Jr. and family, Steven and family; daughter Loretta and family, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his brother Keith and sisters Jeannie, Carole and Marcy and their families, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
Gaylon graduated from Chilocco Indian School in 1958. During his journey of life, he not only helped raise a family, but he also became second Chief of the Sac and Fox Nation for many years. During his time as second Chief, he had many achievements to change and help better the Sac and Fox community.
Service will be 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8 at the Sac and Fox Community Building in Stroud with burial following.