In memory of
Arthur R. Franklin lll
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In memory of
Arthur R. Franklin lll
Arthur R. Franklin lll March 1, 1983 - Sept. 30, 2019 With deepest sorrow, Arthur R. Franklin lll, also known as Bobby, 36, our most cherished and beloved son, brother, family member, best friend, avid music lover, musician, poet and songwriter, peacefully passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. He is survived by his mother, Angelena "Angie" Franklin; sister, Ophelia Franklin; grandmother, Dorothy Arnott; his father, Arthur R. Franklin Jr.; and many, many family members and friends. A service celebrating his life will be held at Noon, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at his mother's home, 3130 Pear St. S.E., Olympia, WA 98501. For more information please contact Angie at: (360) 561-1951. Arthur was born at Fort Bragg, N.C., moved to Lacey, Wash., and graduated from North Thurston High. He attended Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma and Portland Community College. From an early age he loved to sing and play music on his violin and cello. He was a creative person who wrote poetry and read it to friends and strangers. He was fluent in French, started a band, the "Milk Bandits" in Portland, where he lived until he died. He was beloved by his friends and family because he was such a caring, loving, genuine person. Arthur struggled throughout his life with depression, which lead to his early death. The world is a better place because he was here. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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In memory of
Arthur R. Franklin lll
Arthur R. Franklin lll March 1, 1983 - Sept. 30, 2019 With deepest sorrow, Arthur R. Franklin lll, also known as Bobby, 36, our most cherished and beloved son, brother, family member, best friend, avid music lover, musician, poet and songwriter, peacefully passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. He is survived by his mother, Angelena "Angie" Franklin; sister, Ophelia Franklin; grandmother, Dorothy Arnott; his father, Arthur R. Franklin Jr.; and many, many family members and friends. A service celebrating his life will be held at Noon, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at his mother's home, 3130 Pear St. S.E., Olympia, WA 98501. For more information please contact Angie at: (360) 561-1951. Arthur was born at Fort Bragg, N.C., moved to Lacey, Wash., and graduated from North Thurston High. He attended Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma and Portland Community College. From an early age he loved to sing and play music on his violin and cello. He was a creative person who wrote poetry and read it to friends and strangers. He was fluent in French, started a band, the "Milk Bandits" in Portland, where he lived until he died. He was beloved by his friends and family because he was such a caring, loving, genuine person. Arthur struggled throughout his life with depression, which lead to his early death. The world is a better place because he was here. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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