Franklin D. Thayer, 81, Stockton, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at Solomon Valley Manor, Stockton.

He was born March 6, 1937, in Stockton to Albert and Nora (DeButts) Thayer.

He married Devota Byfield. He later married Nancy (McDowell) Leffel. She preceded him in death. He retired from Shulte Manufacturing in Plainville where he worked as a truck driver. He was a veteran.

Survivors include two sons, Franklin Thayer II., and Ed Thayer, both of Stockton; two daughters, Angela Veatch, Hutchinson and Cherie Garcia, Frazier, Colo.; a brother, Michael Thayer; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Becky Wiess.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Stockton Cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

Memorials are suggested to Wounded Warrior Project in care of Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton.

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