Franklin Haskins obituary (2021) – Virginia Beach, Virginia

Virginia Beach – US Army LTC (Retired) Franklin “Lin” C. Haskins, 86, died on Saturday 8/21/2021. Born June 17, 1935 in Albany, NY, he was the son of Curtis and Isabella Haskins.

He attended and graduated from the Albany Academy where he started kindergarten. From there he went to the University of Maine where he majored in chemical engineering and earned a degree in pulp and paper. At the same time, he was appointed second lieutenant in the army under the ROTC program and began a long career in the army. He retired from LTC in 1982 after spending 24 years abroad in France, Germany (twice), Vietnam and Korea. He then worked for the military as a civilian at Fort Monroe for 10 years. During his military career, he received the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal (twice), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Bronze Star, the Commendation Medal of the Army and Air Medal (twice).

After his 34 years of service to his country, he and his wife started numerous small businesses in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He finally retired in 2015 after working as a real estate agent at Long and Foster and later at Keller Williams.

Among his many military and civilian affiliations, he was a former Bayside Presbyterian Church, a member of the Scottish Rite Corps of the Armed Forces at FT. Leavenworth, KS and Hancock Masonic Lodge AF & AM. LTC (ret) Haskins was a life member of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), life member of the 101st Airborne Division Association, and a founding member of the local chapter of the 101st Airborne Division Association. His fondest memory of his long life was serving in Vietnam with the 1st Brigade (Sepanate), 101st Airborne Division from June ’66 to June ’67.

In addition to his parents, LTC Haskins was predeceased by his son, Curtis Haskins, and his stepson, Tommy Lee. He is survived by his wife Kim; his stepson, Hyonku Lee and his wife, Eunsil, and their son, Isaac; her stepdaughter, Shinae Kim and her daughters, Lauren, Allison and Diane; and her stepdaughter, Sunkyong, and her daughter, Kelly. He is also survived by his daughter, Deborah Scharnhorst, her husband Paul; grandson, Randy and wife, Hannah; grandson, Michael; granddaughter, Michaela; and great-grandson, Colton; and son, David, wife Sherry; granddaughter, Melissa Granillo and husband, Antonio; grandson, Jonathan and wife, Kristina, and their sons, Jonathan and Connor; former wife, Barbara; and lots of real friends and families.

A memorial service will be held at Bayside Presbyterian Church with Reverend Dr. David Rollins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday August 25, 2021. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or Bayside Presbyterian Church Youth Group.

Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home – Bayside Chapel will take care of the arrangements. Condolences can be presented to the family at:

Posted by The Virginian-Pilot on Aug 24, 2021.

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