Ray Francis, age 91 of Murfreesboro, passed away on January 25, 2013 at his residence. He was a native of Cannon County, but lived most of his life in Rutherford County. Ray retired from General Electric and was also a farmer. He was a Chief Yeoman in the U.S. Navy
and served in Guadalcanal in WWII
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Houston Francis and Nina Lee Fite Francis and one brother, Roy Francis.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Elizabeth Francis; son, Ricky (Rene) Francis of Shelbyville, TN; daughter, Libby Francis of Nashville, TN; brother, Charles (Ruby)Francis of Murfreesboro, TN; sister, Gladys Jones of Nashville, TN; grandchildren, Clay Francis and Nancy Beth Francis.
Chapel service will be held on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Jennings & Ayers with Dr. Mark Gregory officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery with family and friends serving as Pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 431 Dejarnette Ln, Murfreesboro, TN 37130.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. and again on Monday from 9 a.m. until service time at 10 a.m. at Jennings & Ayers Funeral Home; 820 South Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130. 615-893-2422. Please leave condolences at www.jenningsandayers.com