He was born on Jan. 26, 1969, the son of Mark Thomas and Karen (Zachary) Franklin in Lafayette.
He is survived by his son, Keith Thomas Franklin of Cromwell, and his mother, Karen (Steven) Whitaker of Cromwell; a brother, Travis Aaron (Harli Jill) Franklin of Fort Collins, Colo; a step-brother, Joshua Whitaker of South Bend; a step-sister, Christel Hoover of South Bend; and his cat Bubba. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Thomas graduated in 1990 from North Montgomery High School was a past member of Calvary Chapel, both in Crawfordsville. He loved to fish and was an avid sports fan. Thomas enjoyed watching all kinds of sports and loved watching the Super Bowl every year with his family. He was also a member of People’s Bible Church in Benton.
A public visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ligonier Evangelical Church on Tuesday, July 2. A private family service will be held on Wednesday with Pastor David Keesee officiating. Burial will take place at Porter Rae Cemetery, located in Potato Creek State Park in North Liberty.
Memorials may be directed to World Missionary Press, The Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, or Ligonier Evangelical Church.
Yeager Funeral Home, Ligonier, was in charge of arrangements.