Hat died peacefully at home on Jan. 23rd 2017. He was born on Aug. 8th, 1952. While raised in Vancouver WA, he lived in Camas and Washougal for 40 years.
Hat was an amazing artist with talent that was indescribable. His talents ranged from sketching, painting, and hand carved beautiful canes for disabled Vets and friends.
Hat is survived by his only daughter; Sheila Plato and beloved son-in-law, Gerald Plato Sr. of Washougal, WA; his 4 grandchildren: #1 granddaughter; Blayke Franklin, his baby granddaughter, Haley Plato, his oldest beautiful girl, Crystal Plato, and THE BOY, Gerald Plato Jr; all of Washougal; 7 incredible great-grandchildren; 2 sisters and family's: Pat and Bill Faller of Vancouver, WA and Sue and Mike Hounshell of Lake Steven, WA; and several nieces and a nephew that he loved very much. Hat was loved by so many friends! Listing them would be impossible. His true love will love him forever, his cat Ruby!
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Lori Franklin of Vancouver, WA.
A Celebration Life will be held on Sat. Feb.11,
2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the American Legion, 10221 Washougal River Road, Washougal, WA 98671. It will be a pot luck so bring yours or Hats favorite dish.
Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits