Franklin Naputi Cruz, 65, of Killeen passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 in a local hospital. Franklin was born to Encarnacion Naputi and Francisco Meno Cruz on February 18, 1956 in Merizo, Guam. Franklin served in the United States Army.
A visitation for Franklin will be held on Friday, March 26, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Crotty Funeral Home in Belton. Funeral service will begin at 2:00 PM with Pastor H.K. Ballard officiating. A final goodbye viewing will be held from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Franklin will be cremated following services.
Franklin is survived by his wife of 39 years, Debra Rose Cruz of Killeen; his daughter, Crystal Monique Cruz; his brothers, Joseph Cruz and Gavin Cruz; his sisters, Mary Frances Cruz and Ellen Cruz Acfalle; and his two adored grandchildren, Diontre Paul Ikaika Cruz and Mya Amani Raina Cruz-Vessell.
Franklin is preceded in death by his son, Franklin Naputi Cruz II; his mother, Encarnacion Naputi Cruz; his father, Francisco Meno Cruz; and his brothers, Larry Cruz, Philip Cruz, and Leo Cruz.
Arrangements are entrusted to Crotty Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Belton.