Robert James Francis, Sr., age 76, of Mt. Pleasant passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 at his home.
Funeral Services for Robert will be held at Clark Family Funeral Chapel on Monday, July 15, at 3 p.m. with Rev. Doyle Perry officiating. Interment will follow in the Denver Township Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral chapel on Sunday, July 14, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday from 2 p.m. until the time of service.
Robert was born on September 9, 1936 in Delwin, MI, the son of Simon and Dorthy (Fisher) Francis. He proudly served his country in the Untied States Air Force and was a member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe. He married Joyce Chamberlain on December 22, 1958. Robert was an avid hunter and fisher. He enjoyed playing bingo, golfing, and going to the casino.
Robert is survived by his two sons, Robin (Elizabeth Ann Tice) Francis and Robert (Sandra Jackson) Francis, Jr., both of Mt. Pleasant; grandchildren, Robin, Richard, and Sue Ann (Ryan Dean) Francis, Jamie (Manual) Feliciano, Tom, Justin, and Dorean Peek; great-grandchildren, Taylyn, Shaine, Amyah, Mercedes, Ti, Keaton, Eyhana, John, Dora, and Nellie; brother, Ray (Fran) Fisher; sister-in-law, Shirley Francis; and many nieces and nephews.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Francis in 2008; grandson, Robby Oswald; and brothers, Simon and George Francis.