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Franklin Prince

December 27th, 2012

Rev. Franklin Lee Prince, 96, was called to his eternal home December 27, 2012. He was born to Fred and Mary Prince on August 2, 1916 in Ramona, OK. Franklin grew up helping his father and family in a small rural area of OK where he met his childhood neighbor/ sweetheart Violet Juanita Warner. In order to help his family, at the age of 17, he worked at a Civilian Conservation Corp in NM. At the age of 20, in 1936, Franklin moved to Wilder where he stayed. On September 20, 1937, he was married to his sweetheart Violet at the Canyon Co. Courthouse by Judge Jordan. Besides working, building a home for Violet and himself, he and his father built the Free Holiness Church on Prince Ave in Wilder in 1938. He was drafted into the Army, in January of 1944, when his only child David Lee Prince was only 3 yrs. old. After his service, returning to his family in Wilder, he took over his father’s ministries at the church as his father was ailing. Franklin became and stayed pastor for 50 plus years. This was his true calling in life. Being the Lords servant and bringing people to the Lord was his life and legacy. Franklin has run his race and won. Franklin was a humble man who would do anything for anyone anytime. A true legend. He is well respected and well loved in the Wilder community. He will be missed by many. He is survived by his wife Violet Prince, his granddaughter Shannon Prince, his great grandchildren Josiah Prince, Gideon Prince, Shanae Prince, Daniel Lowry and 4 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son David Lee Prince, grandson David Scott Prince, his parents and all his siblings. Services will be held at 1:00PM Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, 624 Cleveland Blvd Caldwell, ID 83605. Graveside services to follow at Wilder Cemetery. Viewing at Flahiff's to be Friday January 4, 2013 from 4 until 7:00PM. All are invited to a celebration of life get together (pot luck) at the Free Holiness Church Annex on Prince Ave. following services. The family would like to thank the staff of both Hospice companies that came, supported and loved us. To each and every one of you THANK YOU is not big enough words. Please send donations to Wyakin Warrior Foundation at This foundation supports our severely wounded or injured veterans. Service Information

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