Gator Francis

FRANCIS, Gator M., 59, of Belmont, Ohio, died Saturday, March 6, 2010 at his home.

He was born September 23, 1950 in Bellaire, Ohio, a son of the late George and Theresa M. Potetz Francis.

Gator was employed at the First Energy Corporation’s R.E. Burger plant in Dilles Bottom, Ohio and a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church in Shadyside, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Theresa J. “Terry” Francis; two sons, Clifton M. Francis and Clayton M. Francis, both of Belmont, Ohio; and one brother, Jim (Judy) Holler of Shadyside, Ohio and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

There will be no visitation, a memorial gathering and celebration of Gator’s life will be held at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 441-37th Street, Bellaire, Ohio on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Samuel R. Saprano officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Athens County Humane Society, P.O. Box 765, Athens, Ohio, 45701.

Share your thoughts and memories with Gator’s family at www.altmeyer.com.