OBITUARY

Joseph L. Francis Jr.

December 13, 1958November 21, 2021

Joseph Lee Francis, Jr., 62, of Glen Allen departed this life on November 21, 2021. He is preceded in death by his father, Joseph Francis, Sr.

Joe graduated from J.R. Tucker High School in 1977. From there he joined the United States Marine Corp, and was active until 1981. In 1981, He entered into the Air Force where he served until 1990. He was a member of the Tuckahoe Moose Lodge and loved to fish.

Joseph is survived by four sons, Trey, Adam, Patrick, and Casey Francis; a loving mother, Mildred Francis Bottoms (Bill); four siblings, Michael Francis (Pat), Stephen Francis (Karen), David Francis, and Denise Parsons (Jeff); four nephews, Matthew Francis (Patti), Timothy Francis, Forrest Parsons, and Austin Parsons; two nieces, Jennifer Francis and Ashley Parsons.

Joe's life has been impacted by Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma for 25 years which has presented multiple challenges. We will miss Joe's humor and love for life. We stand by your side as we walk each other home.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Diabetes Foundation, https://diabetesfoundationinc.org/donate/.

A public visitation will be held at Woody Funeral Home-Parham, Three Chopt Venue on Wednesday, 11/24/2021 at 6:00PM to 8:00PM. An interment at Hollywood Cemetery, James River Overlook III, will be announced in the future.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021

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Susan Francis

November 25, 2021

Joey was a hard worker and always provided for our children and myself. Because of him we had a beautiful home in a nice neighborhood. He enjoyed taking us on great vacations, boating and fishing with his sons.He was a responsible father and husband and dedicated to his family and his job, repairing all sorts of medical equipment. One of his last jobs was repairing delicate eye laser surgery equipment. He was highly intelligent and soft spoken. I have many great memories with Joey together with our four wonderful sons and being married for 18 years. I will always love you .

Roger Francis

November 24, 2021

I loved Joey, Thanks to his Brother, Stephen We we’re able to be with him in the last days of his life. That was more valuable than any thing we could time we could spend at all.
I remember so much about Joey , from when he was born & him in his playpen
At house on Janhke rd . I remember when
His dad & I took him to get his first haircut. Well, Joey decided he did not want anyone to cut his hair. So he began to scream & yell so loud he was heard all up & down Forest hill ave .
But he grow into the find marine & man he has been . He has struggled with this cancer & been so strong for about 20 years . Gods bless you Little Joey & may he hold you in his arms & show you who you are now.

Carol Wray

November 24, 2021

Joey fought a long courageous battle. Joey is leaving behind many grieving family members. Prayers for all to remember and cherish his memories. Love

Nancy Bolling

November 24, 2021

To the Francis family I'm so sorry for your loss I have a lot of memories of Joey growing up and going to school together. Michael I'm so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincere condolences,
Nancy bolling

Norma Francis

November 23, 2021

Sending prayers πŸ™ to the whole family may Joey always RIP fly high with the angels πŸ˜‡ god bless each of you now and for always.

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