Friday, January 13, 2017

Arthur C. Francis (January 3, )2017

Arthur C. Francis age 65, of Frenchtown, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, in Macon, Georgia as the result of a traffic accident. Arthur was born January 21, 1952, in Willowdell, Ohio to the late Charles Leo & Louise K. (Bender) Francis.

Arthur is survived by his wife, Debbie (Elson) Francis whom he married August 24, 1979; children, Audrey L. Lutz of Covington, Mary L. Francis of Frenchtown and Charles T. Francis of Frenchtown; grandchildren, Michael T. Lutz of Covington and Gavin J. Lutz of Covington; sisters & brothers-in-law, Emma & Earl Dicke of New Bremen, Charlotte & James Rank of Huntingtown, Maryland, Becky & Larry Bruggeman of Maria Stein, Ida & Henry Spangler Sr. of Sidney, Henrietta Spaugy of Conover and Victoria Freisthler of Sidney; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Arthur was also preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Grieshop.

Arthur served in the U.S. Army National Guard of Ohio. He was a truck driver for Drew Ag Transport in Greenville. Arthur was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Frenchtown and the Versailles Knights of Columbus.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles with Military Honors conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. and Tuesday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Condolences for the family may be expressed through