E. Mart Francis, 91, of Parkersburg, WV, passed away on June 29, 2017, at Camden-Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg, WV.
He was born on February 4, 1926, in LeRoy, WV, son of the late Hubert and Florelle Brown Francis.
Mart was a graduate of Gilmore High School in Sandyville, WV. He was a member of Nemesis Shriners Temple in Parkersburg, WV, and Ripley Masonic Lodge #16 AF & AM. He helped found Sandyville Troop 441 Boy Scouts of America. Mart was a shift foreman for the mobile garage at Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp on the fab side, and retired from Department of Highways District 3 as the equipment maintenance supervisor.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Isa Marie Francis; 3 sons, David (Sally) Francis of Ravenswood; Terry (Nancy) Francis of Venetia, PA; and Doug (Eva) Francis of Ravenswood; 6 grandchildren, Matt, Meghan, Tyler, Zach, Ben and Natalie; 2 great grandchildren, Landon and Nolan; and sister-in-law, Donna Hubbard.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Lee and Ray.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at 1:00 pm at Roush Funeral Home in Ravenswood with Reverend Tim Turner officiating. Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery.
Friends may visit the family at the funeral home on Friday, June 30, 2017, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, and one hour before the service on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Shriners Home, 244 Watson Road, Parkersburg, WV 26104, or the Lubeck Volunteer Fire Department, 1340 Harris Highway, Parkersburg, W 26101.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org; www.facebook.com/roushfuneralhome; or on our website at www.roushfuneralhome.net.