Roy Monroe Francis, 83, of Nathalie passed away Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at home. He was the husband of the late Gladys Dunkley Francis.

Mr. Francis was born in Halifax County on Feb. 5, 1936, a son of the late Tommy Francis and Ida Jones Francis. He was a retired machine operator for Thomasville Furniture Industries.

He is survived by three sons, Ronnie L. Francis (Charlotte) of Brookneal, David W. Francis (Donna) of Nathalie and Steve A. Francis of Brookneal; two daughters, Sharon K. East (Acie) of Brookneal and Karen A. East of Nathalie; five grandchildren, Sarah Nichols (John Jr.) of Nathalie, Jason Francis (Nicole) of Brookneal, Nick Francis (Kirstan) of Long Island, Daniel Francis of Nathalie, and Brandy Francis of Lynchburg; and nine great-grandchildren.  

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Ernest, Edward, Cordell, Lee and Ray Francis, and three sisters, Louise Singleton, Barbara Rudd and Shirley Peade.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at First Baptist Church of Republican Grove by the Rev. Shelton Miles and the Rev. Zak Ford with interment to follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.

Henderson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Brookneal is assisting the family.

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