Louis E. Francis, 82, of Maryville, Tenn., formerly of Granville, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009 at Asbury Place in Maryville, Tenn. He was born April 29, 1927 in Columbus OH to the late Louis and Margaret (Warnock) Francis.
Surviving are his wife, Dora R. Francis of Maryville, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, Philip and Lynn Francis of Alliance; daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Mike Anders of Hebron; grandchildren and their spouses, Emily Francis, Michelle Athey and her fiancé, Adam Wenrick, Megan and Mark Welch, Eric Francis, and Stephen Francis; one great grandson, Ace Wenrick; step-sons and spouse, Andrew Strickland of Knoxville, Tenn., and Edward and Judy Strickland of Douglasville, GA.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Beatrice M. (Baker) Francis, who died September 29, 1991.
A Celebration of Life gathering was held on Jan. 2. Burial was at Maple Grove Cemetery in Granville.
Memorials may be made to Asbury Place, 2648 Sevierville Road, Maryville, Tennessee 37804.