Ricky "Rick" Francis, 64 of Greenville, TX passed away on October 11, 2019. Rick was born on March 26, 1955 to Stanley and Mauddene "Deanna" Francis in Sherman, TX. Rick was of the Christian faith. Rick was a family man who put his family first. He loved and cherished time spent with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He enjoyed collecting and repurposing unique vintage items. He served in the Air Force for five years; while in the Air Force he graduated with honors from The Defense Language Institute. He also graduated from East Texas State University with a degree in broad Social Science. Throughout the years Rick had many different jobs which included working for the United States Postal Service and working for Texas Book Company. In addition, he was the owner of Traders Road Golf Driving Range. He retired from the Mount Pleasant DPS.
Rick is survived by his loving wife of almost 37 years, Beverlye Francis. They met while working for the Postal Service; Sons, Joe Francis and his wife Sarah, Jesse Francis and his wife Emily, and James Francis and his wife Jessica; Daughter, Sarah Salsman and her husband Jeremiah; Grandchildren, Kaley, Cade, Delyla, Jameson, Lilly, Jack, and Jude; Mother, Mauddene "Deanna" Francis; Brothers, David Francis and his wife Vickie, and Stan Francis and his wife Wrenda; Sister, Denise McPherson and her husband Mike; numerous nieces and nephews, along with a host of loving relatives and friends.
Rick is preceded in death by his father and grandparents including his maternal grandmother, Irene Bennett.
A Memorial Service will be held in his honor on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Lynch Funeral Service in Greenville, Texas.
Family request donations be made to "The American Cancer Society"
The family is inviting everyone back to their house for a reception after the service.
Published on October 17, 2019


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Jim Connelly
Oct 30, 2019
Rest in peace Rick! One of my great friends and coworkers who loved all his friends and family. I want to say so long and will see you later.
Jane Odeneal
Oct 21, 2019
I will see you on the other side dear Brother!❤️❤️❤️❤️So nice to grow up with you and your sweet family across the street!!