age 93, of Herculaneum, Missouri, passed away, Friday, July 26, 2019 at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City, Missouri. He was born June 14, 1926 in Herculaneum the son of the late Maybelle (nee Rowden) and Fred Francis.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Alice "Jean" (nee Portlock) Francis; 4 brothers & 3 sisters
He is survived by his daughter Linda (Thomas) Schilly of Crystal City, Missouri; grandsons Thomas (Heather) Schilly of Crystal City, Robbie (Amy) Schilly of Festus, Missouri great-grandchildren Cooper, Hannah, Hailey and Hadley Schilly; a dear cousin June Hunter of Florida and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
He served in the United States Army during WWII and was a retired metallurgist for St. Joe Lead in Herculaneum. He was a member of United Methodist Church in Herculaneum and a life time member of Festus Elks Lodge #1721 and VFW #3777.
Visitation 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus. Funeral services 10:00 A.M. Monday July 29, 2019 at the funeral home officiated by Rev. Randy Gray, pastor Radiant Life Church in Festus. Interment in Herculaneum City Cemetery in Herculaneum. Memorials in his memory are preferred to the Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital N.F. (neurofibromatosis) Clinic.