July 27, 1930 ~ February 23, 2011
Charles W. Francis, Sr. Charles W. Francis, Sr., age 80 of Atlanta, GA went home to be with his Lord and Savior on February 23, 2011. Mr. Francis grew up in Buckhead and proudly referred to himself as one of the "Buckhead Boys." He attended North Fulton High School and graduated from the Young Harris Academy. He went on to earn an associate degree from Southern Polytechnical Institute. Mr. Francis served his county proudly in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired from Mann Mechanical Co. after a long career in the mechanical contracting business. Mr. Francis was very active in the Young Harris Alumni including service on the board of directors. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Juyne Harris Francis. Mr. Francis is survived by three sons, Tim Francis of Doraville, Matt Francis of Buford and Chuck Francis of Sandy Springs and their spouses; a sister, Sara Francis of Louisville, KY, a brother, Bobby Francis of Atlanta; three grandchildren, Wes Francis of Oxford, MS, Kate Wright of Sandy Springs and Robert Francis of Sandy Springs. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 pm on Sunday, February 27th in the chapel at Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1040 Main Street, Stone Mountain, GA 30086. The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at the funeral home preceding the memorial service.