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Franklin Earl Newsom III

March 5, 1972 ~ September 2, 2019 (age 47)


Franklin Earl Newsom III, 47, of Dallas, passed away at 5:08 PM Monday, September 2, 2019, in Texas.

Born March 5, 1972, in Columbus, OH, he was the son of Franklin Earl Newsom and Beverly "BJ" Jean Savage Newsom. On July 6, 1991, he married Shawna DeWeber. 

Franklin worked as a construction worker and a plumber.

Franklin was a free spirit who enjoyed traveling.

Survivors include his father, Franklin Earl (Vicky) Newsom, Jr. of Burlington, mother, Beverly "BJ" Jean Newsom, step-mother, Marjory Ruth Wyatt, wife, Shawna Newsom of Las Vegas, two daughters, Rayana Newsom of Las Vegas and Asia Adams of Columbus, OH; four grandchildren: Brielle, Antonio, Alex and Raiden; three step-brothers, David Ward, Jason Ward and Tony Ward, two step-sisters, Jeanene (Marsha) Wyatt-Richards and Kellie Ward; one uncle, Kevin Newsom, one uncle, Kevin Newsom; six aunts: Carol Newsom-Huston, Sandra Kail, Linda Clum, Sharon Newsom, Beverly Newsom and Diane Newsom; and one nephew, Freedom Mills.

Franklin was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, James and Christine Savage, paternal grandparents, Franklin Earl Newson Sr. and Georgeanna Scott-Newsom, one sister, T'an Marie Newsom, one brother, Travis Earl Newsom, and two aunts, Penny Konhler and Gloria Jean McNeil.

Per the family's wishes, there will be no visitation or services at this time.

A memorial has been established.

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Services at a later date

Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home
3940 Division
Burlington, IA 52601

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