In Loving

Michael “Mike” Franklin Hart

September 25, 1962-December 28, 2023

Michael “Mike” Franklin Hart passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2023.

Mike was born the youngest of two on September 25, 1962, in Torrance, CA before the family relocated to Richmond, VA where he attended Tucker High School, most notably excelling on the baseball field.  He was a talented and hardworking man who, despite his troubles, was loved by many. During the good times, he loved his dogs, bowling, fishing, baseball, NASCAR, his western shows, golf, and a good Vikings football game. Mike could cook a grilled cheese like no other – it’s “all about the real butter” he’d tell you.

Mike was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Hart; mother and stepfather Patricia and Hans Schwab; brother, Jim Hart; and his beloved dogs, Dodger & Chase. He is survived by his “kiddos”, Melissa Ross (Hart) and Michelle Hart; his grandchildren, Jermiyah Mills, Cameron Pace, Carmen Pace, Jayden Hart, and Jayda Hart; beloved friend, Trudy McClain; and a host of friends that loved him dearly.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at 2358 Greystone Ct Rockville, VA 23146.  All are welcome.

In lieu,  of flowers and in honor of Mike’s life, please consider donating in his name to the McShin Recovery Center or Goochland Cares.

The family would especially like to thank the staff of Hospice of Virginia for their attentive care and treatment.