Robert A Francis Sr.

January 21, 1920May 12, 2013

Francis Robert A. Sr., 93, returned to his Heavenly Father Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville, TN.

He was born on January 21, 1920 in Mohamet, Illinois to the late Bennett Porter and Lessie Bishop Francis. Mr. Francis served our country in the U.S Army during WWII, retired from the Jefferson County Public School System; spending the majority of his career at Seneca H.S., and was a member of Jeffersontown Baptist Church; while there he served as a Deacon and taught Sunday school for many years.

Two sisters and two brothers have preceded him in death.

Left to carry on his memory are his wife of 56 years, Katherine Mae Strait Francis; sons, Robert A. Francis Jr. and Richard A. Francis (Beth); grandchildren, Cole and Rachel Francis; along with a host of family and friends. A service in honor of Mr. Francis will be 2pm Thursday at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Rd. Entombment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation will be 3-8pm Wednesday and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 15, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 16, 2013

Robert A Francis Sr.

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May 18, 2013

Mr. Francis is blessed to have had such a long and fulfilling life. His family must smile and be proud knowing that he touched so many young lives through his teaching years at Seneca. He was my math teacher as well. We will remember his spirit and interest in his students' success. My cousins belong to Jeffersontown Baptist Church.
Brenda Gibson Hubbuch, Class of 1971

May 16, 2013

Mr.Francis taught me TV Math in the 7th grade at Seneca High School in 1960. I earned and F the first six weeks. He came to my desk and in a few words told me I could do better. The next second six weeks I earned an A. I have never forgotten Mr. Francis.

Steve Imhoff
Seneca HS 1966
Seneca Forever

Sherry (Baer) Corley

May 14, 2013

I had Mr. Francis as my teacher at Seneca High School-I loved Mr. Francis-He was always such a great & understanding person. God speed ..1976 Graduate

Tom C.

May 14, 2013

Mr. Francis was the teacher in a class I attended at Seneca High. What a great guy! Truly a good role model. Glad he had such a long life.