COLUMBIA - Samuel Calvin Franklin, 74, of Columbia, passed away on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, at Prisma Health Richland Hospital, after a brief illness.

He was a 1964 graduate of Dennis High school in Bishopville and a 1968 graduate of Benedict College. Samuel was a Vietnam veteran. He was the proprietor of the well known Franklin's Grocery Store ("The STO") in Woodrow.

Mr. Franklin is survived by his wife of 49 years, Carolyn Days Franklin; three daughters, Myrna A. Franklin, Jenifer J. Franklin and Marretta J. Franklin; and his beloved grandson, Jonathan A. Franklin.

Leevy's Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel, Columbia, is assisting the family.