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Patrick Murphy Francis
February 9, 1950 ~ December 19, 2018 (age 68)
Patrick Murphy Francis, 68, of Duncan passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2018 in Duncan, Oklahoma. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 22 at 10:00 AM at First Christian Church with Alan Verser officiating. Interment will follow at Duncan Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Don Grantham Funeral Home. Patrick Murphy Francis was in born in Chickasha, Oklahoma on February 9th, 1950 to William “Bill” Francis and Billie Francis (Murphy). Pat met and married the love of his life, Jane McGuire on July 6th, 1974 in Cyril, Oklahoma. They were married for 44 years. Pat served his country in the Army National Guard for four years. After being discharged, Pat worked for several years in the service industry including being a night manager for Goodner’s grocery store here in Duncan. Pat worked at Wal-Mart in Duncan until he retired in 2013 to become a full time grandfather to his grandchildren. Pat and Jane were members of the “Chisholm Trailers” Square Dance club for many years here in Duncan were they met and made lifelong friends. Pat’s life revolved around his wife and his grandchildren. Pat enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports and always sat on the front row or with his lawn chair seated against the fence to make sure the kids heard his words of encouragement. Pat also attended dance recitals and other school events for the grandkids. Pat’s idea of a perfect day started with taking his grandkids to school, spending the rest of the day with his wife Jane, and capping the evening off with a ballgame. Pat is preceded in death by his parents William “Bill’ and Billie Francis.
Pat is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Jane Francis of the home, son Michael Francis and his wife Vanessa of Lawton, daughter Stacey Householder and her husband Jarod of Duncan, sister Clarice Grover and her husband George, of Borger, Texas, grandchildren Connor Francis and Hadley Francis of Lawton, Danielle Francis and Oliver Householder of Duncan.
Pallbearers will be Mike Carter, Mike Minard, Randy McAlister, Randy McAllister, Jarrod Householder, Connor Francis and Danielle Francis.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.granthamfuneralhomes.com