Jerry Franklin was one of my best friends. I knew Jerry for 16 years having first met him when I moved to Las Vegas in 1980.
Below is a picture taken a few weeks before Jerry passed away in May of 1996. We had just won the State Championship playing out of The Rum Runner here in Las Vegas.
Left to Right:
Joe Cannella, George Cimini, Vince Tedesco, Mickey Bunker, Andy Hughes, Al Lawrence & Jerry Franklin.
Jerry made the cue you see below for me in 1992. It is Gaboon Ebony with Ivory inlays & floating Birdseye Maple points. The ivory butt cap of the cue has a hand painted desert scene. The cue also has matching custom made joint protectors.