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'Jim' James Joseph Francis 6 Feb 1953-18 July 2012

July 15, 2018 by Linda Kalinowski Jedju (Register to contact)

James 'Jim' Francis
Evansville, Ind.
Jim Francis went on to be with his Heavenly father, Thursday, July 19, 2012, at the age of 59.
He was a man respected by many and a man who loved the Lord Jesus with all his heart. Jim was a man of many talents and managed several businesses throughout the years. He studied Business at Defiance College and held a Master's degree in Business Management from Brescia University. He belonged to the MENSA society. Jim was a passionate and active member of Bethel Temple Community Church for 30 years, including serving as a Deacon, high school small group leader, adult small group leader and head usher. He was a beloved and devoted husband, father, brother, son and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine; daughters, Christina Francis, Bethany May (Christopher) and April Francis; and his grandchildren, Carson Swedenburg and Kaylin May.
He will be remembered by all who knew and loved him as a man of integrity who stood firm in his faith in Jesus Christ.

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