Jerry “Wayne” Franklin, Jr., 40, of Winnie, native of Bridge City, passed away Sunday, June 19, in Winnie Community Hospital.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 25, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City with the Rev. Bob Simmons officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home in Bridge City.

Born in Hemphill on Aug. 29, 1970, Wayne was the son of Jerry Wayne Franklin, Sr. and Donna (DuBose) Franklin. He was a member of the Orange Masonic Lodge, worked as a police officer, which was his passion for 20 years. Wayne was very compassionate in his professional and personal life.

Preceded in death by his grandparents and great-grandparents, Wayne is survived by his wife, Christina Franklin; parents, Jerry and Donna Franklin of Bridge City; and son, Jerry Wayne Matthew Franklin of Minnesota.

He is also survived by his grandson, Alex Franklin; brother, Michael DeWayne Franklin of Bridge City; aunt and uncle, Terri Denise and Donald Sonnier; uncle, Jerry “Butch” DuBose; numerous aunts and uncles; and nephews, Kade and Kooper Franklin.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Matt Bulls, Chad Collins, Justin Me, Brian Foley, Duane Whittington, Chuck Cobb, Kevin Foley and Kyle Smith.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the MCT Credit Union account number 0000026963-012 in Jerry “Wayne” Franklin, Jr.’s name.