Orville W. “Boug” Francis 1939-2018

March 10, 2018

Orville W. "Boug" Francis, 79, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at Boone Hospital, in Columbia, Mo., due to a long-time pulmonary disease.

Boug Francis was born Feb. 18, 1939, at Victor, Mo., the only son of Orville N. and Alice Roney Francis. He married Sandra Dee Hollingsworth, on December 21, 1963. She survives at their rural Paris home. He is also survived by two sons: Tony (Barb) and Todd Dee Francis; four grandchildren: Britton, Brant, Alyssa Dee and Emma Francis; two nieces, a nephew and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Mary Lou Francis Tanzey, and Bonnie Sue, who died in infancy.

Mr. Francis served in the U.S. Army between 1961-63, stationed in Germany. He was a former employee of Harley Electric, Jack Simpson Construction and Monroe County Co-op. For a majority of his life, he raised cattle.

He was a former member of the Paris Jaycees, Lions Club, Mark Twain Country Club and the Monroe County American Legion.

Funeral services were held Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Agnew Funeral Home, in Paris, Mo., with David Troyer officiating. Visitation was from 12 to 2:30 p.m. and services followed. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Paris FFA Blue & Gold Supporters in care of Regional MO Bank.