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Warren Lee Franklin Jr

October 5, 1980 - June 3, 2016




The world lost a great young man on June 3, 2016.  He was just 35 years old.  He always had a great personality. Everyone who knew him for any length of time will say that he was a really great guy.  He was the kind of person who wanted to please everyone. He had a great welcoming smile.  He was physically strong, but oh so caring.   His life had just reached a point where he was finding his stride when tragedy struck.
 
Warren worked for ABC Window Cleaning for many years where he was honored with “Most Friendly Person to Work With! 2010.”  He went on to graduate from ITT Technical School a few years ago.  It wasn’t technology that drove him in his work, though. He would rather be on his own and found a place working with Bentley’s Coffee Shop and doing freelance work. 
 
He is survived by his close friend Julie Dent, his Mom and Dad, Nancy and Warren Franklin, his sister Laurie (Rich) Wyatt, Montesano, Wa., brother Jim (Sofia) Goodell, Bothell, Wa. Former wife and good friend Nina Franklin of Salem and his loving cat Willow.
 
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Sunday July 31, 2016, 5:00 to 9:00 pm, at Sparkys Brewing Company 1252 23rd St off of Mission St., right behind Popeye’s and Carl’s Jr. in Salem.  We invite everyone who knew Warren to come and celebrate a great young man’s life

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I know you're looking down on us all now. I will miss you so much warren. When Brandon called me & told me, we both cried a good while and shared memories about you! You are the most giving person I have EVER known! Why God felt the need to call you home this early and at the happiest time of your life....it's beyond me. I am so thankful I was a part of your life and I am SO thankful that you were always there for me, you didn't need to be , but you were cause that's just you. I wish I would have taken the time to chat with you one last time weeks ago, I am in tears and so shocked that you are gone. You have left an imprint on everyone's lives you have been a part of including mine. Know that you are loved forever and will ALWAYS be missed. Miss you Warren!! RIP to your genuine soul. See you on the other side buddy!



On more than one occasion you went out of your way to shake my hand, say hello, or just greet me...I thank you for the greetings then, and I am assured you will be the joyful greeter, the warm assured smile, and beaming welcome for others on the other side. Aloha Rick Allen.



Warren and Nancy,
I am so sorry for the loss of your son, my prayers are with you.
 



Warren and Family,  I am so very sorry for your loss.  You will be in remembered in our prayers.  Patti



My sincere sympathy goes with this message to you Warren and Nancy.  I know the heartache of loosing a child as I lost a daughter many years ago.  You are both in my thoughts and prayers.  Love Ann Morstad



You will be missed man i will miss our talks about the world.



To the entire Family of Warren,

So deeply sorry for the loss of such a great individual. Warren will be missed by all who knew him without a doubt. He will always be family to us. So thankful to have him in our lives. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Anthony & Erika Silva



We are so sorry for your loss, dear Franklin family. Missing Warren a whole lot. Warren will always be remembered fondly.  He was a good friend. I added a picture of my dog because he helped with her-- she is crazy about him-- her name is Bear, but he called her Bearie. At a loss for what else to say, and want to say so much more. Still cannot believe you're gone, W. Flying eagles will always remind me of you.



Warren and Nancy.  We are very sorry for your loss.

Chuck & Sally Austin