David Lee Francis

September 24, 1951 - November 20, 2020

David Lee Francis, age 69, of West Union, Ohio, passed away Friday November 20, 2020 at his residence after a battle with cancer.  David was born September 24, 1951 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He was preceded by parents, James and Mabel Francis; one sister, Eva Smith and one great-grandson, Liam Francis.

David is survived by loving wife of 47 years, Wanda Francis of West Union; one daughter, Debbie (James) Conn of Manchester; two sons; David (Connie) Francis of West Union and Timmy Francis of Manchester; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, two brothers: James (Diane) Francis of Manchester and Eugene (Sherry) Francis of Manchester; two sisters, Edna (Ray) Ricketts of Manchester and Barbara (Rob) Smith of Manchester and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

David enlisted in the United States Army and Army National Guard, retiring after 27 years.  He also spent many years working as a machinist.  He loved spending time with his family friends.  He enjoyed spending time riding his motorcycle and his boat on the river.  He is very loved and will be missed by family and friends.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to:                                                                         Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated, P.O. Box 5, West Union, Ohio 45693.

The public visitation is 12 – 2 PM Friday, November 27, 2020 at Lafferty Funeral Home, 205 South Cherry Street, West Union, Ohio 45693.

The public funeral is 2 PM Friday, November 27, 2020 at Lafferty Funeral Home. Pastor Pete Francis will officiate.

The public committal and military graveside services will be at Manchester Cemetery, 813 E. 8th Street, Manchester, Ohio.

Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated of West Union is serving the family.


Esta Clyta Deborah Carter - Nov 28, 2020
So very sorry.
Jeri sue - Nov 27, 2020
I am so sorry Aunt Wanda I loved Cat sending all my love and prayers to you all 😪💔❤🙏
Linda Polley - Nov 25, 2020
Wanda I'm so sorry about David. I know this is hard for you. You've been together a long time and you've had a good life with him. Just remember life goes on. He wouldn't want you to give up. Sorry I won't be at the service I'm trying to stay home and healthy because of Covid-19. I'll be thinking about you. Your friend Linda.
Ron & Donna Fiste - Nov 25, 2020
Wanda and Family, We are thinking of you all in this difficult time. May you draw peace and comfort from the Lord. So sorry that we will not be able to attend. God Bless You and the Family.
Cheryl - Nov 25, 2020
I'm so sorry wanda and tim catman was a good guy and wendell always throught so much of him..your in my prayers..fly high catman
Regina Mefford - Nov 24, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family