He was born June 26, 1946, the son of Wilfrid and Rosalia "Sally" (Weber) Eisenbarth and grew up on a farm in Corning, KS. Francis, a proud U.S. Army officer and Cobra attack helicopter pilot, served our great country in the Vietnam War. He later held top leadership positions at CSC, Integic, McDonald Bradley and ManTech International, in Northern Virginia. Francis was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Elaine Becker, and a brother, Roger Eisenbarth. He is survived by his wife and soulmate, Linda-Joyce, daughters Stephanie and Garey Gray, Debra and Richard Sudder; one son John and Rebekah Eisenbarth, and two very special granddaughters, Julia and Ella. Also, left to cherish his love of family are four sisters, Betty Becker, Mary Jo Eisenbarth, Patricia Flentie and Marlene Wolfe; one brother, Thomas Eisenbarth.
The family will receive visitors at Appalachian Funeral Home, from 6 to 7 PM, Wednesday, January 3, and the rosary will be prayed at 7 PM. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 AM, Thursday, January 4, 2018, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Johnson City, with burial at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Should friends and family desire, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in memory of Francis L. Eisenbarth to Kansas State University Foundation, 1800 Kimball Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan, KS 66502-3373 (phone 785-532-6266).
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Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Eisenbarth family. 423)928-6111