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Michael Glenn Franklin

June 16, 1965 - February 8, 2024

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Michael Glenn Franklin

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend to many

Michael (Mike) Glenn Franklin passed away unexpectedly on Thursday February 8, 2024. Mike was born April 16, 1965, to Billy C. Franklin and Carolyn (Berry) Franklin in Athens Texas. Mike was full of spirit, compassion, and kindness. He had such an amazing smile. It was truly contagious and just looking at that smile would brighten any one’s day. He lived life for his family, friends, for having fun and making memories. Mike had a passion for cooking and was a master of the grill. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending quality time outdoors with his family.

Mike began his career as a mechanic with his father at a very young age. Mike spent many years and dedicated hours of training to become a Senior Master Certified Ford Technician. He was truly one of the best in his field. No task was too big or too small he could do them all.

Mike is preceded in death by his father Billy C. Franklin and his son Michael Glenn Franklin Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years Lisa R. (Baumgartner) Franklin; Daughter Ashley (Josh) Chicon; son JC (Jenny) Franklin; and his fur baby Candy. Grandchildren; Makayla Chicon, Tanner Chicon, Jeremy Franklin, and Jamison Franklin; mother Carolyn (Berry) Franklin; Aunt Judy (Jim) Hodge; sister Shirley (John) Coleman; brother Dennis Franklin (Mary); sister Lorie Haydon (Richard) and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Mike is also survived by his mother-in-law Carol H. Graves and sister-in-law Linda L. (Baumgartner) Ransanici.

Due to unforeseen circumstances a memorial service will be announced and held at a later date.