Jake Kline, 24, of Raleigh, died unexpectedly on Sunday, February 8, 2015. Jake graduated from Broughton High School in 2009. He attended Furman University his freshman year of college on a baseball scholarship. He then transferred to Clemson University, and graduated in 2013. At Clemson, he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order fraternity. Most recently, Jake attended UNC Chapel Hill Law School.
Jake was an irreplaceable friend, son and brother. His inevitable gift in making people smile came from his dry sense of humor that gave so many joy. Jake did everything in a grand, unforgettable way, leaving an impression on all those who met him. His inspiring curiosity made him a lover of all subjects, and those interests defined him. He gained great enjoyment from sharing with others. Jake loved everything artistic, unique and nostalgic. He had a natural talent in everything from music to athletics. His ability to find the newest “it” thing made him an effortlessly confident, cool individual. He inspired many to look deeper into the more creative and artistic aspects of life. Anthony Bourdain, Vonnegut, Hayo Myasaki, Wes Anderson, J-Dilla, and Yoko Kanno are a few artistic names that motivated Jake in his everyday life. Whether it was his impeccable speed in baseball, his fun enthusiastic attitude that touched so many, his inspiring good tastes, his natural intelligence or his clear passion for life, Jake Kline will be strongly missed.
Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Mark and Robin Kline; his sister, Jennifer Kline; his grandmother, Anita Grauso; his dog, Lou; his Aunts and Uncles and his many great friends.
A Celebration of Jake’s Life will begin at 2:00pm on Saturday, February 14, at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC. In lieu of flowers, Jake would want you to spread the love by making a donation to a charity of your choice