Franklin Parks the Lawyer

Franklin Parks the Lawyer

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wonder

Morristown, TN

#1 Apr 17, 2010
From Jefferson City anyone remember him? Think someone put explosive material in his trees at his house and when he got out of his car they went off

Also heard he was at a bar with a guy and the guy told him...I am going to shot and kill the next man comes in, you will get me off right Franklin? and he said I will..and he did!

Heard a lot about the man just dont know if its true
BillyJoeTomBobPa rker

Knoxville, TN

#2 Jan 13, 2011
Actually, someone shot him while he was in bed with his wife, Clara, according to her anyway. I also heard the story about the shooting of the next person to walk in, but have no idea if it was true or not.
Ls wife

White Pine, TN

#3 Jan 13, 2011
I remember Franklin well. I can not remember his law partners name but he had a reputation equal to Franklin.
sstirrer

Kodak, TN

#4 Aug 11, 2011
Ls wife wrote:
I remember Franklin well. I can not remember his law partners name but he had a reputation equal to Franklin.
Was it Conklin? Perhaps John?
Jimbo Frederick

Knoxville, TN

#5 Aug 15, 2011
His partner was John Conklin
Local

Knoxville, TN

#6 Aug 15, 2011
Conklin was at the American Legion drinking and told his buddys he was going to shoot the next man that walked in. A few minutes later,a man walks in and Conklin shot and killed him.He never served a day in jail.He and Franklin were like mobsters in this small town. Everybody was fearful of them. Franklin once tied a man to the bumper of his car and drug him to death. He was never charged or did any jail time.These storys are hard to believe but true.
Tom Dooley

Knoxville, TN

#7 Aug 19, 2011
Franklin & John are in hell where they belong
renter

North Fort Myers, FL

#8 Jan 25, 2015
Yes, I remember Franklin. I lived in Jefferson City at the time and rented his house from his widow after his death. There was a large cut out and repair to the carpet where layed after he was shot. Always kind of spooky. Kept a throw rug over the repair.
kin

United States

#9 Feb 23, 2015
Franklin was my fathers great uncle. It is fact about the man shooting the nexy guy that walked in the bar and also about him dragging a african by tge bumper of his truck when he was about 17. And someone poisened his dovermans with meat that is how the shooter got into his house.
kin

United States

#10 Feb 23, 2015
Defending the man that shot the guy in the bar*
mrskariwall

Talbott, TN

#11 Apr 14, 2015
was this in the standard banner or any other local newspaper?
Drugs in Tennessee

Cookeville, TN

#12 Sep 20, 2015
This man is covered in a book coming out by Richard Biggs. http://www.dicksbook.net/homepage/archives/05...
Drugs in Tennessee

Cookeville, TN

#13 Sep 20, 2015
Funny this is coming up in Morristown on of the main places for drug trafficking in Tennessee. Rockwood airport and several other small airports are used for trafficking drugs into the region
CarsonNewman7

Jacksonville, FL

#14 Oct 27, 2015
Franklin was an amazing lawyer. More connections and history than law prowess probably. Hired him in the early 70's and his speech to the judge to supress evidence was more a classic aside amongst friends than legal argument. Actually stayed at his house during the trial, thought at the time he might have enemies as the lights on the house were bright and faced down his properties. Perfectly blinding anyone approaching. Great views from his porch over the local countryside. Had a big gun with him on the seat of his truck. Not a boastful man but sure of who he was and where he stood in the local community.
Bufford T Pusser

United States

#15 Oct 27, 2015
WOW! This epitomizes the good ole boy mentallity from those old movies about the south.
Citizen

Charlotte, NC

#16 Oct 27, 2015
They should go 2 hell and burn in hell !
Citizen

Charlotte, NC

#17 Oct 27, 2015
Drugs in Tennessee wrote:
Funny this is coming up in Morristown on of the main places for drug trafficking in Tennessee. Rockwood airport and several other small airports are used for trafficking drugs into the region
Oh hell NO !

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