Ernest Harold Franklin, 75, of Sunnyside died Thursday. He was born in Yakima and worked as a backhoe operator for Bert’s Excavating for more than 30 years.

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. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Sunnyside Christian Reformed Church, with graveside services to follow in Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.