A Celebration of Life Service for Howard R. Francis, age 94, Enid, is 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2018, at the Ladusau-Evans Chapel with the Rev. Carrel Still officiating. Burial is in the Grace Hill Cemetery, Perry, under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
Howard was born December 31, 1923, north of Covington to Pearl and Thersa Willington Francis, and passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Greenbrier Nursing Home.
He went to school in Orlando and graduated in 1942. He entered the U. S. Army March 12, 1943, and he was injured in Germany during WW II. He was honorably discharged on December 18, 1945.
He married Imogene Nielsen in Perry on January 31, 1948. He worked for Oklahoma Tire and Supply Co. He later went to work for Halliburton in Perry and Enid, until he retired. Then he worked for Chapperall, Sissortail and Okie Crude Company until he retired again.
Howard was a member of Davis Park Christian Church where he served as Elder and Deacon. He later joined Willow Road Christian Church.
He is survived by his wife Imogene, his children Diana and Danny Blunk of Bartlesville and Larry and Lisa Francis of Stillwater; grandchildren, Howard, Buck, Charles and Christopher; great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Kenan, Cohen, and Brayton; and several other family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Joy Ann; three brothers, George, Olin, and Pearl Jr; and sister Evelyn.
Memorials may be made to Willow Road Christian Church, with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds.
Condolences may be made and the service may be viewed at www.LadusauEvans.com.
Published on March 14, 2018