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Franklin teen dies following ATV crash; saves lives with donated organs

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Posted at 9:40 PM, Jul 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-10 17:48:18-04

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Franklin High School community lost a young member of its family when William Cherry died following an ATV crash last week.

William played football and baseball at Franklin High. He was described as the "kind of person everyone wanted to be around."

The 15-year-old died Tuesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center with his family by his side. We learned the rising sophomore helped eight families through organ donation.

Franklin High Baseball Coach Wally Whidby tweeted that Will's quote ".. final act was offering himself to others so they might get well."

Franklin High Principal, Dr. Shane Pantall said in a tweet, "The Franklin High School community is heartbroken over the loss of Will Cherry. Please continue to pray for the Cherry family."

You can help his family here through his GoFundMe page.

The funeral will be held on Monday, July 12th at Franklin High School Auditorium at 11 a.m. Burial will follow the service at Williamson Memorial Gardens.