FRANCIS, Ronald Lee, Sr., age 73, of Piedmont, died at 12:35 a.m. Saturday, December 1, 2012 in Barnesville Hospital, Barnesville, Ohio.
Born October 26, 1939, in Ohio County, West Virginia. He was a son of the late Clarence William Francis and Clara Leah Lowe Francis.
Graduated from Wheeling High School in 1957 and completed some auto mechanic classes and was certified in various techniques. He also worked on boat motors and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Surviving is his wife of 50 years, Sharon Sue Tennant Francis whom he married February 18, 1963.
Also surviving are a daughter and five sons, Jerry Francis of King William, Virginia, Donald Francis of Richmond, Virginia, Chris (Sherry) Francis of Richmond, Virginia, Randy (Tammy) Francis of Richmond, Virginia, Robin (Michael) Frank of Loveland, Ohio, Dale (Sharon) Francis of Kimbolton; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and had five brothers and two sisters, all in West Virginia.
He was preceded in death by son, Ronald Lee Francis, Jr. in 1984.
Services and burial will be held Monday, December 3 at 11:30 a.m. in Oak Grove Cemetery, State Route 800, Freeport with Pastor John Simms officiating.
Visitation will be held in Koch Funeral Home, 216 S. High Street, Freeport two hours prior to the service on Monday.