Troy Edward Francis Sr., 88, of Panama, OK passed away Monday, June 8, 2015 in Ft. Smith, AR. Troy was born February 13, 1927 to Reese & Ozie (Gibson) Francis in Barber, AR. Troy was a veteran of the US Army. Troy worked for Pontiac Motors for 23 years. He was a carpenter, roofer, plumber and contractor. He was preceded in death by his parents; great grandson, Christian Harper; 5 brothers & 2 sisters.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Sarah “Kitty”; daughters, Royce Ann & husband Les Watson of Paris, AR, Kathy & husband Larry Milligan of Panama, OK; son, Troy (Eddy) Francis Jr. & wife Barbara of Sallisaw, OK; 6 grandchildren, Michelle, Jennifer, Jason, Larry Bill, Kristy & Shawn; 18 great grandchildren, Destiny (Troy & Kitty helped raise her), Anthony, Kendall, Katie, Bryson, Mallory, Ethan, Abby, Xander, Candace, Caleb, Tori, Tyler, Paige, Karen, Tanea, Shade & Jordan; 5 great great grandchildren, Jax, Walker, Scotty, Takoda, Adaleigh, other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Services will be 2 pm, Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau with Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Interment will follow in Greenhill Cemetery, Cameron, OK. Pallbearers will be Jason Townley, Larry Bill Milligan, Shawn Francis, Johnny Bruce, Scott Elbon, Billy Ray Cook. Honorary pallbearers will be Daniel Harper, Caleb Harper & Gary Wayne Francis.
The family will be at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 5-7 pm to visit with relatives & friends.