Robert Francis Obituary
 
In Memory of

Robert Stanley Francis

January 4, 1944 - March 29, 2014
Obituary

Robert S. Francis, MD, Born Jan. 4, 1944 and reared in Tulsa, OK; married Sharron H. Francis on July 27, 1968 for 45 years. Preceded in death by parents, father Alex W. Francis, Jr. and mother Jewell Womack Francis. Survived by: Sharron H. Francis, wife of 44 years, sister [Patricia Aronson (Hal)] of Coronado, CA, son Jason Francis (Jenny), daughter [Heather Graham (Josh)] of Mt. Pleasant, SC, grandchildren (Peyton Graham and Lorelei Graham, and his beloved dogs (Clarke, Isaac, Jenny, and Blackie). Education and Employment: Graduate of Edison High School in Tulsa, OK (1962) where he swam on state championship team. Earned a B.S. at...
Robert S. Francis, MD, Born Jan. 4, 1944 and reared in Tulsa, OK; married Sharron H. Francis on July 27, 1968 for 45 years.
Preceded in death by parents, father Alex W. Francis, Jr. and mother Jewell Womack Francis. Survived by: Sharron H. Francis, wife of 44 years, sister [Patricia Aronson (Hal)] of Coronado, CA, son Jason Francis (Jenny), daughter [Heather Graham (Josh)] of Mt. Pleasant, SC, grandchildren (Peyton Graham and Lorelei Graham, and his beloved dogs (Clarke, Isaac, Jenny, and Blackie).
Education and Employment: Graduate of Edison High School in Tulsa, OK (1962) where he swam on state championship team. Earned a B.S. at Vanderbilt University (1965) in Chemistry and was a member of the Vanderbilt golf team. He earned his M.D. at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1969. Following residency training in radiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis, he served for two years in the US Public Health Service at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. He served as a faculty member in the Department of Radiology at Vanderbilt University and as practicing radiologist with Radiology Consultants for more than 30 years.
Memberships, activities and awards: Member of Kappa Alpha social fraternity. He was awarded the McGill award as most outstanding freshman at Vanderbilt. He was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society. He was a long time member of Hillwood Country Club.
Interests: He was a highly accomplished golfer, an ardent naturalist and arborist. He was active in birdwatching, hiking, and myriad conservation efforts. He was an avid reader, an advocate for animal rights and an admirer of all things beautiful. He loved to spend time at his ranch in southwestern MT where he enjoyed fly fishing and worked to protect the natural features of the land.
A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.
Remembrances can be sent to the Nashville Humane Association.
Arrangements under the direction of Marshall Donnelly Combs Funeral Home, Nashville, Tennessee.

Share your memories or express your condolences by signing the Guest Book below or click here for entry suggestions.

"Sharron, my heart goes out to you and your family in the loss of your husband. I did not know Bob, but I do know you. I know you are a strong and..." Rebecca Guinn (Foley, AL)

Submit Guest Book Entry
This Guest Book has 10 entries. View Complete Guest Book

More Obituaries

Tennessean, The
Robert S. Francis MD Nashville, TN Robert S. Francis, MD, Born Jan. 4, 1944 and reared in Tulsa, OK; married Sharron H. Francis on July 27, 1968...

Read obituary at Tennessean, The.

Personalize Your Tribute

Share photos, videos and more with Legacy Memorial Websites. Find out more.

 
Start Planning Today

Make Your Plan Today

Preplanning your funeral or cemetery arrangements gives you and your loved ones peace of mind. Don't wait. Make your plan online today.
Plan Online Now