Ira Leslie “Les” Francis, age
76, of Woodstock, passed from this life on Friday, September 09,
2016, at his home.
Les was born in Tazewell,
Tennessee, in June 19, 1940, son of the late Johnny and Mary
He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving his
country in the Vietnam War. He worked as an appliance
Les loved to fish and was a member of
the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, in Tazewell, Tennessee.
He is survived by his wife,
Sandra Henderson Francis; his son, John (and wife, Kimberly)
Francis, of Missouri; his step-daughter, Jackie Beaty, of
Woodstock; his brother, Wayne (and wife, Fern) Francis, of
Tazewell; his sisters, Anita (and husband, David) Lyons, of
Georgetown, and Betty Jo Peters, of Morehead; three
grandchildren, Madalyn (and husband, Jacob) Hendrickson, of
Missouri, Tristan Francis, of Missouri, and special
granddaughter, Sarah Beaty, of Woodstock; and one
great-grandchild, Jael Hendrickson.
Les is preceded in death by his
In accordance to Les’ wishes,
he was cremated.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements.