Ernest Harold Franklin, 75, of Sunnyside died Thursday.

He was born in Yakima and worked as a backhoe operator for Bert’s Excavating.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Franklin of Sunnyside; two sons, Larry Franklin of Bickleton and Ron Baker of the Tri-Cities; a daughter, Rosie Peters of Sunnyside; two brothers, Donald Franklin of Payette, Idaho, and Wayne Franklin of Elyria, Ohio; two sisters, Patricia Paeschke of Prosser and Virginia Roberts of Payette; and five grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Valley Hills Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Graveside services will follow in Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside.