Chelsea, Michigan, age 17, died Thursday, August 11, 2016. He was born October 15, 1998 in Jackson Co., Michigan. Jared was a 2016 graduate of Chelsea High School where he was a member of the Robotics Team. He was a fantastic artist, and he enjoyed video gaming. He had an infectious sense of humor and always had a good wit about himself.
He is survived by his father, Anthony “AJ” Franklin (Rachall Smith) of Chelsea, his mother Teresah (Lance) Kent of Jackson, his brother Cameron, age 11, and sister Mikayla, age 9; grandparents Tom (Joy) Franklin of Chelsea, Joyce Kent of Jackson Co., Kimberly Hawks of Texas, and Gerald Samborn of South Carolina; also several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by great-aunt Nedra Smith and aunts Mary Rebecca Franklin and Ashley Unavee Franklin, as well as his canine companion, Spike.
A memorial service will take place from St. Mary Catholic Church Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 11am. Contributions in Jared’s memory may be made to CHS Robotics.
Arrangements by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home of Chelsea