Michael DeWayne Franklin

michael franklin

May 14, 1975 ~ August 10, 2023

Born in: Brenham, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Michael DeWayne Franklin, also affectionally known as “Grumpy,” was born on May 14th, 1975 to loving parents Doris Loraine Luce, Milton Paul Franklin, and Matriarch Alicia Atkinson. He gained his wings of eternity on August 10th, 2023, at the age of 48 after losing the battle to pancreatic cancer. Michael was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, friend, and leader to many. His passing was surrounded by the warm embrace of his wife as the song “Angel Eyes” filled the air, creating an atmosphere of peace and remembrance. And although Michaels physical body has given weigh to the burdens of this world, his greatness transcends the boundaries of death. His greatness is not memorialized in stone statues or plaques, but in the heart and attitude of a humble servant. He was a man who consistently prioritized the needs of others over his own. This greatness lives on in all those who survived him. Michael Franklin was a constant presence, always ready to extend a helping hand, offer advice, or simply lend an ear. His impact was felt in his role as an ace mechanic and in every other way he could assist. This was never clearer than during his battle with cancer, where his strength devotion, and determination still remained unshaken, focused on those he loved. Now, guided by the same dedication, grace, and greatness, Michael’s journey continues as he prepares a place for his wife and forever sweetheart, Katrina Marie Franklin. He leaves behind three cherished children: Thai-Anthony Pointer, Michael DeWayne Franklin II, and Rebecca Loraine Franklin, as well as his beautiful cherished grandchildren: Hunter Franklin Welch, Arianna Pointer, Brylynn Pointer, Demitri Pointer, Cassiel Pointer, Vincent Franklin, Payton Franklin, and Gracie Franklin Siblings and spouses Milton Paul Franklin JR, Crystal Tole, Tracey Stone, and David Stone. Listing all those he loved and touched would require several more pages. Michael’s family invites you to join them in remembering and celebrating his life on August 29th, 2023, at 10 am for visitation, followed by services at 11 am. The event will be hosted by Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Center, located at 3001 South College Ave., Bryan, Texas 77801. In honor of Michael’s vibrant spirit, the family kindly requests that attendees refrain from wearing all black. Instead, they encourage everyone to wear white and bright colors, symbolizing that this is not a final farewell but a temporary separation until we reunite in the embrace of the Lord’s home.


Visitation: August 29, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Room: Bluebonnet Chapel

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


Coming to Christ Celebration: August 29, 2023 11:00 am

Room: Bluebonnet Chapel

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


Interment: August 29, 2023 12:30 pm

Bryan City Cemetery
1111 N Texas Ave
Bryan, TX 77803


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  1. Bubba you are already so missed by everyone. I never dreamed that I would have to say goodbye to you at such a young age. At least not before me anyways. I LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH AND MISS YOU JUST AS MUCH, SQY HELLO TO EVERYONE WHO HAS WENT BEFORE US ALL….

  2. Fly high Mike. You will be missed. I can’t believe you won’t be coming into the store anymore. Have a great f*cking time in heaven Mike.

  3. I leave you now for a little while to the home that awaits us all.
    May a peace that surpasses all understanding be in your hearts now and forever more.

  4. You’re the largest force to be reckoned with. You are and always will be that MAN! It didn’t matter how much you were hurting you continued fighting for us. I am sorry I wasn’t the daughter I always should have been and while we had our differences … in the end we realized how much we truly are alike. You gave your heart and soul for those around you and while you stumbled through the biggest pain of losing your mom. today you stand right next to her. I wasn’t ready to lose you. You weren’t ready to go. I carry a heavy heart, and I have huge shoes to fill. Thank you for not giving up and staying so strong through it all. I wish you the best and that the sky’s treating you well in heaven. Till I see you again Dad. God Bless You and your soul.

    • Your Dad was a great man and was always supportive of me back in the day.. I will always have fond memories of my time with him and your family. Mike was the epitome of toughness. My condolences to you and your family. Rip Mike

  5. Brother Man, you’ve taught a lot of us young guys the ways around the shop. We have learned so much from you and we all know you had a lot more to teach us. I hope you’re doing good up there! We’ll see you again some day, and then we can finish learning. RIP Brother Man.

  6. Dear Katie, Mike will always be my work husband…I’ll never say goodbye, but Mikes’ knowledge keeps me going and everyday I learn more and more because of him. Mike, I am forever grateful for the the time you took to teach me and love me in the way only you could do. Thanks Mike for all of it. And thank you Katie for hanging in there with us both! Love you both so very much! Sissy Heath

  7. Me and mike work at volkswagen mazda. When I first met mike Mike franklin I was scared of him. He always look upset or angry about something. But in time I was able to call him Mr.Mike and he help fix me suv and help learn more about cars. He will be miss by family and friends.

  8. I love you Brother. You always meant the world to me. I know we had our differences in the end. We always thought of each other more as brothers than cousins. anyways i just want to say I love and miss you brother. and you will always be remembered hold a spot for me. and give our moms a big hug and kiss from me. This world is not our home we are just passing through. Love you brother.

  9. I’m not sure where to begin…
    Mikey about 3 1/2 years ago was the first time I met you and your wonderful family. Not too long after that we became a family. Which I am forever grateful for. I am so blessed to be able to have y’all as apart of my family. If it wasn’t for you guiding Andre where he was going in life. Andre and I probably would have never crossed paths and be where we are today. I am forever grateful for that. I’m forever grateful for the impact that not just you Mikey, but Katie (Momma) and the rest of your family had on Andres life. Being there for him when he needed it most. Thank you for treating our kids as y’all’s grandkids- Felix, Gavin, Alaina & Evan love you and Momma so much. Thank you Mikey for taking Andre under your wings to help mold and shape him to the WONDERFUL Man/Father he is today. We love and miss you so very much Mikey.
    – The Oliver Family

  10. It has been a honor to have known you for over 30yrs. You will always be my brother & will always be in my heart. I know the good Lord makes no mistakes. But I have to shake my damn head. Until we see each other again in heaven. Love you bro.

  11. I worked with Micheal at Long John Silvers in College Station back in 1992. We had plenty of good times back then. Rest easy brother

  12. Our thoughts are with you, Katie and family. Your sadness now is a reflection of your love for Mike and a sure sign that you he be loved well. May the warmth of family, friends and wonderful memories bring you comfort at this difficult time.

  13. My husband Sean and I worked with Mike at honda. We both respected and cared for Mike. He deeply loved his wife and family. He was a mentor, a leader and a damn good man. We are grateful for the time that we got to work with him, learn from him and know him. All of the family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. Michael, you are and will be missed. I myself missed the honking of the horn in the mornings when you passed and waved at Bill and Ike’s house, and I saw you passing by. You did leave a legacy behind. We will all be gone from our earthly homes one day. You just made it before we did.

  15. Katie – Betcha Mike & David are sittin’ around on mechanic benches “up there” havin’ a good laugh that they both left this weary world just a few days apart, their jobs as sweet husbands & awesome fathers having come to an incredible end. I’m comforted knowing they are together, praying even harder now for the salvation of their loved ones souls. Be at peace, Katie – all is as God has planned it!
    Ms Rita Jordan

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