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Curtis Wayne Francis

January 13, 1933 — November 22, 2018

Curtis Wayne Francis, 85, of Canadian, passed away on Thursday November 22, 2018 in Canadian.

Services will be 2:00 PM Saturday November 24, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Canadian with the Francis family officiating. Burial will follow in Edith Ford Memorial Cemeteries under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian.

Mr. Francis was born January 13, 1933 in Erick, Oklahoma to Dee and Julia Francis. He graduated from Boise City High School in 1955. After high school Curtis joined the US Army. While stationed in Germany, he was on the Rifle Team, traveling and competing over the next two years. He achieved the rank of Corporal. Curtis married Patsye Turner on December 21, 1955 in Boise City, Ok. Curtis had a long career in the oilfield, retiring after 37 years as a production supervisor with Maxus. He was an avid golfer and following retirement, he and Pat traveled all over the western US and Canada to play golf. Curtis and Pat also spent many years square dancing. He was very talented with his ability to repair anything, but he especially had a passion for gunsmithing. He loved to go hunting with his grandchildren and showing them how to dress and process the harvest. He made the best deer jerky in town.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, three brothers, two grandsons, Wayne Francis and Chris Butler, and a great grandson, CJ Butler.

Survivors include his wife, Pat, of almost 63 years; daughter, Nancy Pool and husband Keith of Clinton, OK; three sons, Jeff Francis and wife Diane of Dallas, Scott Francis and wife Christy of Canadian, and Kip Francis and wife Sylvia of Poteau, OK; brother, Ed Francis and wife Del of Boise City, OK; 13 grandchildren, Marcie Henry, Jeremy Francis and wife Meagan-Marie, Lance Francis and wife Courtney, Jason Pool and wife Laci, Tucker Pool and wife D’Lisa, Jake Pool and wife Jessica, Travis Francis and wife Tessa, Lesley Garvey and husband Chad, Jesse Butler and wife Tasha, Zach Butler and wife Nina, Jarry Francis and wife Gabriela, Alicia Branch and husband Tim, and Vanessa Butler; 25 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials can be sent to Hemphill County Hospice, 1020 S. 4th, Canadian, Texas 79014.

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Starts at 2:00pm (Central time)

First Baptist Church of Canadian

706 E Main St, Canadian, TX 79014

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