Gerald "Gerry" or "Bosso" Franklin

Profile Updated: January 23, 2015
Residing In: Virginia Beach, VA USA
Spouse/Partner: Dr. Susan E. Ring
Children: Corey (finishing her doctorate in Education)
Grandchildren: Ryley - sophmore @ Radford
More… Griffin - senior @ First Colonial HS
Miles - last year at VB Middle School
Amy (body @ health guru)
Gracie - next to last year at VB Middle School
Chad (political guru in Chesapeake)
Taylor - just starting kindergarden at Greenbrier
Military Service: United States Air Force  
Occupation: Retired CEO (now work for wife in medical ofc as Practice Administrator
Yes! Attending Reunion
Where have you lived?

1966-1970 United States Air Force
3 1/2 years at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska (adjoins Anchorage)
1970-present - wonderful Virginia Beach, Va


Air Force 1966-1970 - Administrative Aide to Base Commander, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
1970-1980- Police Officer - Virginia Beach - 4 years in unform on the Oceanfront - 6 years as Master Police Detective - Homicide Sq
Discovered capitalism....
Owned 2 automobile pre owned dealerships. Elected to enter the auto finance industry. Financed auto's for active duty military personnel.
Retired 2007. Played for 5 years. Learned to fly in 2002 - have Cirrus SR22 - was either waxing or flying.
2012 - wife decided to enter conceirge medicine and I became the Practice Administrator.............just got home and got the letter from Tim Shelton....
We fly on the weekends. Key West in the winter. Upper Michigan in the summer (for a little bit) Susan is from Algonac Mich.
Just turned 68 - Jan 16, 1947....livin' the dream.

School Story:

I wasn't the big brain in high school..worked at Colonial Store in Pittman Plaza....AND.....worked at "The Mill" with Chester and his dad "Mr. K".......I know......the place is long gone.

What are your memories of high school (i.e. secret crush, embarrassing moment, funniest thing you did in high school, favorite high school hang out, favorite teachers)?

The guys would take their dates home, then go to the "T Room" (Texas Tavern) and get all fooded up for about 2 or 3 bucks. Learned how to make the relish. Let's have a "Cheezy Western"..

Do you still see/keep in touch/have as friends any Glass classmates?

I wish I could say yes, but unfortunately, I have lost contact with everyone.

What did you do when you got out of Glass HS?

See above

What is your high point/highlight of life after High School?

Met my wonderful wife on the beach (doesn't happen very often).
We both learned to fly and have a wonderful airplane.
Was very successful in the auto finance industry.
Wife is a very respected internist in Va. Beach.
Three wonderful children with 5 grandchildren.
Being in Key West for 27 consecutive years at New Years.

What would we be surprised to know about you?

I have outlined our lives above. Nothing surprising. Just good hard work.

My greatest accomplishments are:

All stated above.

Where have you traveled?

Hawaii (several times)
Eastern Carribean
Western Carribean
Upper Michigan
Florida Keys
All points in between

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Jan 16, 2019 at 6:08 PM

Your "cv" is amazing. You have really made an accomplishment in the world of medicine. I read your CV to my wife (Dr. Susan Ring) and she gave you thumbs up.

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Happy Birthday John

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Nov 04, 2018 at 9:27 AM

Happy Birthday Dewey

Nov 04, 2018 at 9:25 AM

Happy Birthday Sonny (11/4/20180

Oct 28, 2018 at 11:59 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY...………(Your questions are out of date)….certainly NOT YOU

Oct 26, 2018 at 3:30 PM

Saw you around VB a couple of times over the years. I have been here 48 years. Live in Great Neck. Hope all is well.

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Posted on: Mar 08, 2015 at 6:19 PM

Brenda, this is Gerry Franklin reporting in. I remember you as a fair skinned beautiful red head. Your dad was a minister somewhere in Fort Hill as I recall. I have lived in Va. Beach for 45 years. Wouldn't change for the world except to have some heat in the winter. I am thinking about becoming a snow bird. Along the life road, I learned how to fly and I have a great airplane. We fly in to Middle Peninsula Airport (we call it West Point). We come up for lunch. If you could give me your email, the next time we come up there, I will call you and we can meet for lunch. My wife is a physician and after I retired from my business, she put me to work managing the office for her. She's neat. We can have a good time talking about life then and now. My email is
The oldest daughter is a teacher. She is rounding 4th turn in getting her doctorate in edu.
So, I know your field. Look forward to seeing you. Gerry