Franklin Walls, age 93, passed away on February 9, 2023. Franklin was born February 20, 1929 to the late Clifton and Rosie Walls. Franklin was a hard worker who enjoyed farming and his goats. He retired from Bartlett Tree Experts after many years of service. He adored his wife and family and was a loving father and grandfather. Franklin was loved by many and will be missed by everyone in his community. He was a devoted member of Green Cove Missionary Baptist Church. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 69 years, Mary Ellen Walls; sons, Albert Walls (Kara), Michael Walls (Laura), and Paul Walls (Cora); grandchildren, Jennifer Walls, Daniel Walls, Thomas Jones (Ashley), Valerie Ratcliff (Mitchell), Rebecca McKinney (Seth), and Robbie Wagner; great-grandchildren, Brenndan, Isabella, Raelynn, Braden, Emerson, Lily, and Natalee; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at Green Cove Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Dennis Poe officiating. The graveside service and burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. In lieu of flowers please send memorial donations to Green Cove Missionary Baptist Church (31024 Jeb Stuart Hwy, Damascus, VA 24236). Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com The family of Franklin Walls has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.