Dr. Morris Franklin has died, according to a statement posted online on Aug. 2, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
The Southside of San Antonio has lost a true giant in surgery, Dr Morris Franklin, who’s pioneering of laparoscopic surgery placed him among the surgical leaders of the world.I was incredibly fortunate as a new surgeon 9 years ago to begin hearing his stories, gaining his insight, and appreciating his dedication to the Southside. He told me of his joy of cars, his hand-built “off the grid” cabin in the Upper Midwest, and shared his devotion and loyalty to his close friends.Dr Franklin was one of the earliest supporters of the SAVE Clinic. Knowing I was on my own at the time, he reminded me that he was the last General Surgeon who still had Vascular Surgery privileges.He said he wanted to make sure I didn’t “burnout” and offered to cover me if I needed some time off; an offer in itself providing unmeasurable relief.Every interaction I had with him was one of him sharing his advice and knowledge; he was a true mentor.I will forever be grateful to have known the Legend, Dr Morris Franklin; I am a better surgeon and human being for that privilege.
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Joyce Lucas wrote
We always hate to lose the good ones. So sorry for your loss.
Carol Reamer wrote
So sorry to hear about Morris. My Sympathies to all his family.
Margo Knight Cook wrote
So sorry to hear this. A man of great knowledge and many talents. Prayers for the family.
Patsy Thompson wrote
So sorry to hear about. Morris.he was a friend and surgen.
Anita North wrote
My condolences to you Annalon and your family. May God be with your family. Prayers.
Annalon Franklin Gilbreath wrote
Thanks for all your kind comments. This was unexpected. He is the first of that circle of cousins.
Armand Martinez wrote
Greatest doctor in the world one of my biggest Heroes
Julie Warren wrote
I’m sorry for this unexpected loss Annalon. Prayers for you and your family.
Laura Griffin wrote
So sorry for your family’s loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love U. May you feel God’s mighty strong arms wrapping around you and your family during this difficult time.
Judy Taylor Richardson wrote
Our cousins are especially dear to us. So sad for your loss. We miss seeing you.💕🙏
Linda H Ritchey wrote
Annalon, So sorry to hear about Morris. I always enjoyed getting to visit with him. He was my inlaws surgeon on several occasions. Prayers for his entire family.
Carol Page Young wrote
RIP Morris! Connie Waxler from church sent many of us a text. He did major surgery on many Poteet residents including ET after his plane crash. He was a mentor, inspiration and close friend to many. Condolences to all Franklin’s.
Carolyn Harrison Morris wrote
What a great loss to so many. Such a fine gentleman. So sorry all the family as he will be greatly missed.
Annalon Franklin Gilbreath wrote
Thank you Julie. He is the first of that group to f cousins to go. We will miss him.
Judy Glover Googins wrote
I’m sad for your loss. I have cousins that I love dearly, and I understand. We have also started losing them. I hope God gives you his comfort.
Pat Livengood wrote
Prayers for all loved ones! He sounds like he was a wonderful doctor and cousin .
Kathy Minniear Fretz wrote
Sorry for your loss, he sounds like he was a wonderful person.
Lisa Sutton wrote
I am sooo sorry! He sounds amazing! My heart goes out to you and his family!
Brenda Langehennig wrote
So very sorry about your loss. Praying for you and your family.