Michael Ray Franklin

Michael Ray Franklin

January 26, 1971 - April 20, 2013

Michael Ray Franklin

January 26, 1971 - April 20, 2013


Michael Ray Franklin, age 42, of Irvine, CA, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013 in Irvine. Born January 26, 1971, in Oklahoma City, OK he grew up in his hometown of Mustang, Oklahoma, attending Mustang Public Schools and graduating from Mustang High School. Michael was an accomplished and sought after senior executive combining 20 years in the technical service and repair industry of large multinational corporations. He was employed by Toshiba America, Inc., Irvine, CA. He was both a friend and mentor to many, earning the title of, ‘gentle giant with a heart of gold.’

April 20, 1998, he married the love of his life, Jenny Tang, of Penang, Malaysia. Together they shared a loved-filled life spanning 15 years, during which 3 wonderful children were born to them. He was happiest when doing things with his family. He mastered all things computer at a very young age and never lost his love of technology. He was an avid golfer, loved to play all types of table games and was very competitive.

Survivors include his wife, Jenny Tang Franklin; Children, Michael Tang Franklin, 13; Christine Tang Franklin, 10; and Jacob Tang Franklin, 4; Parents, Anita K. Foreman, of Mustang, OK; Bob & Jean Franklin, of Oklahoma City, OK; Siblings, Tasha Foreman, of Washington District of Columbia; Wayne Longacre, of Oklahoma City, OK; Jamie Brock of Oklahoma City, OK; Grandmother, Frances Franklin, of Mustang, OK, and a host of family and friends.

A viewing will be held at O’Connor Mortuary, located at 25301 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Wednesday, April 24, 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers it is requested that donations be sent to:
Faith Song
8816 Foothill Blvd., Suite 103-316
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

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5 responses to Michael Ray Franklin

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  2. Ally J. says:

    Bob – So sorry to hear of his passing. I always enjoyed hearing your pride in him and his wonderful accomplishments. My heart breaks for you.

  3. I still cant believe you are gone. Keep a seat for me and we’ll talk about Iphones and Androids again some day while eating some Kobe Steaks and watching a game.

  4. Michael you were the best big cousin a girl could have thank you for teaching me how to ride a bike, letting me tag along on trips, and being kind to me even when I drove you crazy on the school bus and at school. You are gone too soon!
    Love to you, your wife and children, and sister and mom, Misty Dawn Swinford Gebhart

  5. Michael ;
    God took you in his loving arms. He saw you needed rest. His garden must be beautiful for He only takes the best…
    Gone but not forgotten,We’ll always love and miss you so much.
    R.I.P. cousin Trent ,Karina & Fabian Franklin.

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