Robert A. Sr., 93, returned to his Heavenly Father Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville, TN.
He was born on January 21, 1920 in Mohamet, Illinois to the late Bennett Porter and Lessie Bishop Francis. Mr. Francis served our country in the U.S Army during WWII, retired from the Jefferson County Public School System; spending the majority of his career at Seneca H.S., and was a member of Jeffersontown Baptist Church; while there he served as a Deacon and taught Sunday school for many years.
Two sisters and two brothers have preceded him in death.
Left to carry on his memory are his wife of 56 years, Katherine Mae Strait Francis; sons, Robert A. Francis Jr. and Richard A. Francis (Beth); grandchildren, Cole and Rachel Francis; along with a host of family and friends.
A service in honor of Mr. Francis will be 2pm Thursday at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Rd. Entombment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation will be 3-8pm Wednesday and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home.