Ed Franklin

2016 Board of Directors – Director

Franklin Realty



127 W. Highway 25/70

Dandridge, TN 37725

Phone: (865) 484-0660

Email: ed@franklinrealty.com


I arrived in this area in 1972 post two tours in Vietnam (education is a zero!!!) dropped out of high school Lancaster, PA in 1967 - (native of) where I was working in a Cotton Mill and quit that job to join the army on June 12, 1968.


My two tours in ‘nam were with the 1st Air Calvary as a search and destroy field demolition specialist. That time was spent in helicopters hopping from all four zones on varied missions of need.


After returning, I stumbled on East Tennessee because of love, marriage and the Appalachian Trail!!!  Once I settled here, I married and raised two daughters, Melissa and Carrie. Melissa and Carrie each graduated Jefferson County High and now live and work in the local area. I worked initially in small shop financial offices while, at the same time, pursuing a position with what was then Jefferson County Bank (Mr. H.B. Jarnagin – Bob Jarnagin’s dad) for two years before being hired. I spent eighteen plus in that capacity with Jefferson County Bank and First Tennessee Bank, primarily as a lending officer.


My last twenty-three years have been in real estate. I have been involved with numerous charity organizations, our church and earlier years with youth sports, etc.


I am married to Tammy Hunt of Duck River, TN, with a step son, Zach. Tammy and I are partners in Franklin Realty in Dandridge, TN.



I am 64 looking forward to 74 and with no change in site for the future. A stray seed that landed here and, thankfully, took root on April 23rd, some forty-three years ago!