Franklin Leon Rider, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, April 02, 2016 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following an extended illness.
Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with Reverend Brent Lord officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday, April 3, 2016 from 4:00-8:00pm at the funeral home.
Mr. Rider was born April 23, 1935 in Lumpkin County, Georgia to Charlie and Emma Brookshire Rider. He was retired as a block mason and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Rider was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rachel Pierce Rider; daughter, Shirley Gazaway; sister, Cecile Thompson; brother, Sammy Rider; special friend, Sandra Dove.
Mr. Rider is survived by his daughter, Judy Lance of Lula; daughter, Rhonda Healan of Flowery Branch; son, Roger Rider of Commerce; 4 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; twin brother, Leonard Rider of Flowery Branch; brother, Bobby Rider of Florida; sister, Bessie Sullens of Pendergrass; sister, Annie Posten of Gainesville and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 30504 is in charge of arrangements.
Send online condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.