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  
Current Occupation or Retired/former positions: Retired CEO (now work for wife in medical ofc as Practice Administrator
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

What have you been up to since you graduated?

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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Aug 26, 2019 at 10:57 AM

Hi Bruce. It was great to see you at the 50th reunion. Where are you in Florida. Susan and I just bought a house at Spruce Creek Fly-In. (Near Daytona) I am trying to round up friends that live down there so we can have a get together. HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

Jul 19, 2019 at 2:07 PM

Have a great birthday Larry!!!!!

Jul 07, 2019 at 4:33 PM

RIP David Wilkes

Jul 02, 2019 at 8:51 PM

Semper Fi

Jun 15, 2019 at 12:20 PM
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May 18, 2019 at 12:04 PM

NEWTON....Happy Birthday....wish I could be there for a hug.Hope all is well. After 50 years in Va. Beach, Susan (Dr. Ring) and I are moving to Spruce Creek Fly In Florida.. It's a home hangar community in Port Orange. Take care and continue to be a great lady. Bosso

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.

Jan 16, 2019 at 2:00 PM

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Nov 17, 2018 at 11:42 AM

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