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Wilson Franklin


Wilson Franklin

Wilson Franklin, Boot Maker, 1952 – Wilson D. Franklin moved to Ft. Worth from San Angelo, Texas in 1973 to manage M.L. Leddy’s Boot and Saddlery. He had just turned 20. Wilson is the 3rd generation of Leddy’s, which is still family owned and operated. Wilson’s father and grandfather instilled in him a commitment to community involvement and service.

Wilson has been a Fort Worth Stock Show parade committeeman for over 40 years and now serves as a director. He has supported the calf scramble for over 20 years; continues as a Syndicate supporter as a sale day buyer; is a past sponsor of a barrel racer when it was an invitational event; is a Stock Show Equine Scholarship Donor and a Stock Show Season Ticket holder. In addition, Wilson served on and was past president of The North Fort Worth Business Assn., was a long time committeeman on the Windy Ryon Memorial Roping and is an active member of Jewel Charity Ball supporting Cook Children’s Hospital.

Wilson has steadfastly maintained the business and property at 2455 North Main Street, built in 1910, through highs and lows and when many around him said he would fail.

Wilson truly believes in the importance of maintaining the stockyards for future generations to has made personal sacrifices to fulfill that vision.

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