John Franklin Rash, age 74, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 10:34 a.m. at his residence.

Arrangements are under the direction of Gilbert Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Thursday, August 1 at 1 p.m. at Franklin First United Methodist Church. Military honors will be provided by the Simpson County Honor Guard.

John was born on March 30, 1945 in Evansville, Indiana to the late Phyllis McDowell Dill. He was preceded in death by his step-father, Carl Dill.

John is survived by his wife Dianna Kennedy Rash; two children, Jonathan Kennedy Rash (Alejandra) of Davis, California and Andrew Scott Rash (Kathryn) of Bowling Green; two grandchildren, Willard Gabriel Rash Cuevas and Elizabeth Kennedy Rash; mother-in-law, Marie Kennedy of Franklin.

John earned a BA and MA from Western Kentucky University in guidance counseling. He also served in the United States Army that sent him to Germany in the early 60's. Before retirement, John was employed by Keystops Inc. John was a former member of the Rotary Club of Simpson County. He served as a city councilman of Franklin in which he served two terms. John enjoyed playing golf and enjoyed traveling, especially in Europe.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Thursday, August 1 until time of the service at Franklin First United Methodist Church.

Expressions of sympathy are to be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Simpson County or Franklin First United Methodist Church Youth Fund.