He worked as a handyman at the Masonic Temple. Mr. Francis was a graduate of Elyria High School. He enjoyed gardening, landscaping and spending time with family and friends.
Mr. Francis leaves to cherish his memory sons, James Francis and Samuel Karl Capers of Elyria; sister, Edna Francis of Lorain; brothers, Dwight Francis and Ellis Francis, both of Ft. Myers, Florida; four grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Mr. Francis was preceded in death by James C., Lucille Francis; sisters, Deborah A. Coats and Barbara J. Neal.
Services will be held Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 11 A.M. until time of service at 12 Noon at the Bethany Baptist Church, 334 W. 17th St., Elyria. Pastor J.H.Timmons will be officiating service.
A memorial fund has been set up in James Francis name at any First Merit Bank.
Arrangements entrusted to Carter Funeral Homes, Inc., 127 West Bridge Street, Elyria, (440) 322-7788.