TROPHY CLUB -- John Francis, a gentleman of faith, passed from this world on Monday, January 19, 2015 Celebration of Life: 2:30pm, Thursday, January 22, at the Legacy Church of Christ, 8801 Mid Cities Blvd., North Richland Hills Texas. Visitation: 6pm to 8pm, Wednesday, January 21, at Lucas Funeral Home, 700 West Wall St., Grapevine Texas Memorials: If you wish, you may send donations to The American Cancer Society in John's name. John's family will honor his wishes to celebrate his years of service in the US Air Force and love of country at the National Cemetery in Dallas Texas with a private military burial with full honors preceding the Celebration of his life. Johnny Ray (John) Francis was born on September 8, 1944 to Charles Ray and Edith Hawk Francis in Dallas Texas. He grew up in Fort Worth and completed his education at University of Texas Arlington. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the US Air Force which he proudly served for 26 years retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. John's career led him to over 23 years of employment with Motorola Communications. He retired from Motorola in 1994 and joined Linda in building their family travel business. That is when the fun all began! They were blessed to travel the world together and in the process found a group of fellow vagabonds that they love and cherish as their dearest friends. Of all their travels, John's favorite destination was at home surrounded by his beloved family. Left to cherish his memory are his best friend and wife of 30 years, Linda; their four children and four children in love; seven adored grandchildren and a host of extended family & friends.
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