Noel Ray Francis, 69, passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.
Noel was born on November 19, 1951 in Johnson County to Almus Rufus and Vivian Geraldine (Kelley) Francis. He married Frances Bernice Stokes on March 21, 1970 at Busby Chapel in Goreville.
Noel worked as a correctional officer; retiring from the Marion Federal Penitentiary.
Wife-Fran Francis of Goreville
Shane and Christie Francis of Goreville
Steve and Kristin Francis of Marion
Dakota and Courtney Francis of Goreville
Colten and Aimee Francis of Vienna
Dalton Francis of Marion
Veronica Francis and fiancé Taylor Carter of St. Louis
Isabella Francis and friend Hank Thro of Edwardsville
Tyler Barnfield of Goreville
Alicia Barnfield of Goreville
Grayson Francis of Goreville
Gunner Francis of Goreville
Cole Francis of Goreville
Scarlett Francis of Vienna
Gussie and Bob Marlow of Salem
Dorothy Pfeffer of Goreville
Jeanine and Tommy Tripp of Goreville
Rick and Ruby Francis of Goreville
Steve and Lorna Francis of Goreville
Multiple nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Aubrey Francis, Donald Francis and Sam Francis; granddaughter, Stefanie Francis.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 1pm at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville with Rev. Kenny Blumenstock officiating. Burial will follow at Busby Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 5pm-8pm at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation and will be accepted at the funeral home.