Samuel Brent Franklin died unexpectedly at his home in Fort Stockton, Texas, on Sunday, March 13, 2022. Sam was born September 3, 1989 and his survived by his wife, Rhonda, his sons, Maurice, Mason, and his daughter Nyliah of Fort Stockton, Texas as well as his mother, Renee Parson, his sister Addy and brother Lakota, his uncles Kavin Franklin, Michael Detrixhe, and John Detrixhe, his grandmother Marlene Franklin, and his grandparents Frank and Wahnetta Detrixhe.
Sam Franklin was born in Monahans, Texas, and grew up in Fort Stockton, Texas. He loved to read, play paintball, and cook. Sam was proud of being a member of the Fort Stockton Panther mile relay team that won state in 2007, but more than anything else he loved and was proud of his kids Maurice, Mason, Nyliah and his wife, Rhonda. The last four months were especially difficult for Sam because he lost his father, Jeff Franklin, in November but he was steadfast in dealing with his grief.
For all of us who knew and loved him there will be Sam shaped hole in our lives. Thank you to all his friends and family for all the care, joy, laughter, love, and tears you shared with him.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Red Cross.