EL PASO, TX Jerry Bruce Francis, 79, formerly of Darlington, Md., died at 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Kindred Hospital in El Paso. He was the husband of the Marilyn V. (Deckman) Francis who died on January 11, 2004. Mr. Francis was born in Schaberg, Ark. on July 12, 1934, a son of the late Lemuel and Erma (Tinsley) Francis. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Mr. Francis worked in several different fields during his career including a time with Benfield Electric in Forest Hill. He was a graduate of the Baltimore Culinary Institute and retired from the Harford County Detention Center as a chef. He was a Godly man and devoted much of his time in retirement to visiting others in nursing homes and veterans' hospitals, both in Maryland and in Texas. He worshipped faithfully at the Harvest Christian Center Assembly of God in El Paso. Mr. Francis is survived by three children, Robin Joines of Street, Md., Philip B. Francis of Rising Sun, Md., Rachel Holly Adams of Forest Hill, Md. He is also survived by six grandchildren; two sisters, Guila Francis, with whom he resided in El Paso, Zane Anglin, also of El Paso; one brother, Robert Francis of Kingman, Ariz. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 8 at 1 p.m. at the Harkins Funeral Home, 600 Main St., Delta, PA. Pastor Rodney Stamper of the Bethany Baptist Church, Airville, Pa., will officiate. Interment will be in Dublin Southern Cemetery, Darlington, Md. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Saturday from 12 to 1 p.m. For directions or to send condolences, please visit www.harkinsfuneralhome.com or call 800-550-5915 .
Harkins Funeral Home, Inc.
600 Main Street Delta, PA 17314
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Mar. 7, 2014