Those of us who are older can expect to hear of those in our age group dying, but the sad part is that we lost one of our great young men Friday Morning, Wesley Franklin Smith, the son of Jim and Teena Smith. Jim notified us also by facebook “To our dear family and friends all over, our hearts are breaking once more, our youngest son, Wesley Franklin Smith, died this morning at the age of 44.” As you will recall, Jim Smith lost his mother Betty Fouracre just days prior. It is difficult to know what God’s plan may be, but I cannot image the Smith can take much more. It is especially difficult to lose a child before one’s own time is up on earth.
Franklin was a brilliant computer whiz programmer and his abilities were far reaching when it came to a computer glitch one could not fix. He is the one that formulated the White Springs Journal for us which is on his server. Franklin was so happy when he had his pizza shoppe and restaurant next to the Bike Club and unfortunately through a matter of unfortunate faith, his restaurant burned. But he always was optimistic and relentless in trying to make some other idea work. He would tell us the funniest stories and was always a happy person who we will miss sorely.
Franklin had met the love of his life, Amanda. He leaves behind his only son, Orian, daughters Laura, Symphany, Kayla and little Zaya.
To date there is no known cause for his death. His father, Jim, found him on the porch.
Please pray for the Smith family and his beloved Amanda and Zaya so that they may weather this storm.
We also lost a wonderful quiet man who assisted greatly along with his wife, the food bank when Rev. Richard Marshall handled it through the Town of White Springs. We have seen Mr. Homer Edmonds many times at Fat Belly’s at breakfast and the two have been inseparable. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of this gracious kind man and our prayers are with his spouse and children at this time.
May God Bless Each of you and support you during this time of sorrow.