VERSAILLES - Joshua P. Francis, age 31, of Versailles, passed away at 9:55 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at his residence.
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Joshua was born Feb. 21, 1982, in Sidney, to Mic (Smith) and Jack Tilton, of Troy, and Mark and Cheryl Francis, of (Webster) Bradford.
Joshua is survived by his children, Kamryn Witt-Francis, Kyron Witt-Francis and Gunnar Francis; significant other, Dana Spurlock, of Troy; brother and sister-in-law, Damon and Diana Francis, of Fort Loramie; sister and brother-in-law, Shanna and James Hoelscher, of Coldwater; stepbrothers, Miles and Ashley Saintignon, of Versailles, and Randy Tilton, of Tipp City; paternal grandmother, Ida (Partin) Francis, of Sidney; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Joshua is preceded in death by a stepbrother, Nathan Saintignon; maternal grandparents, James William and Irene (Baker) Smith; and paternal grandfather, Henry Norbert Francis.
Joshua was employed at Weaver Brothers in Versailles.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles, with Pastor David Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help offset funeral expenses.
Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com
Published in Sidney Daily News on July 7, 2013