Franklin Earl Barron, 66, of Brownwood, died Thursday morning in the hospice unit of Hendricks Medical Center in Abilene.

Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the Abundant Life Church in Brownwood, with burial to follow in the Eastlawn Memorial Park.

Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Heartland Funeral Home.

He was born Sept. 16, 1940, in Plant City, Fla., the son of Marvin and Maudie Mae Mozo Barron. He had lived in Brownwood since 1973 and was a minister and missionary with the New Testament Holiness Church for many years, traveling across the world.

Franklin was a man who served the Lord with all his heart. He lived each day with a dream to reach the world for Jesus.

Forty years of his life were dedicated to being a pastor and evangelist to anyone in need. But the desires of his heart and his true passion were demonstrated in the mission field. He loved traveling the world and ministering the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The love Franklin had for his family was obviously expressed in the way his family loved him back. The way he would light up a room with his witty character and sense of humor will greatly be missed. His memory will always be remembered and his legacy he leaves behind will be greatly missed.

He is survived by four daughters, Gina Seale, Angie Barron and Paula Leon, all of Brownwood, and Julie Moffitt of Burleson; two sisters, Patricia Richardson of Abbeville, Ala., and Pamela Melvin of Lakeland, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Billy and Ronny Barron; a sister, Lorine Leighton; and a great-grandchild, Caden Rodriquez.

Friends are invited to sign his guest book at www.heartlandfuneralhome.net

Services by Heartland Funeral Home, Early, Texas.