TIM RUSSELL FRANKLIN, 78, of Rogue River died at his home on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 after a brief illness. Private services will beheld. Chapel of the Valley –L.B. Hall Funeral Home handled arrangements. Franklin was born July 8,1936 in Kansas City, Missouri. He was raised inGrants Pass where he spent his youth hunting and fishing along the river and in the woods. He was a graduate of the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls where he attended a gunsmith program. For 28 years, he worked in various plywood mills and in 1997, moved to Rogue River. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, target shooting and his dogs. There are no known survivors.