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James W. ‘Jimmy’ Francis, Johnson City

Published October 31st, 2011 11:25 pm

James W. “Jimmy” Francis passed away Tuesday evening (October 18, 2011) at his home with his family and best friend, Ronald Peirce, by his side.
Mr. Francis was born July 17, 1948 in Johnson City, TN to the late Clarence and Ruth Francis. He lived most of his life in the local area.
Mr. Francis was a U.S. Army Veteran, where he served as a paratrooper and received a Purple Heart for his dedicated and outstanding service.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Connie Miller.
Survivors of James. W. Francis include his wife, Carolyn Francis (Johnson City, TN); a daughter, Beth Lee (Johnson City, TN); a son, Jonathan McCarty (Johnson City, TN); two brothers, Bobby Francis (Johnson City, TN), Ken Francis (Unicoi, TN); 3 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at the VA. Mountain Home Cemetery Tuesday November 1, 2011 at 11:00 am.
Online condolences may be sent to the family of James W. Francis by emailing Snyder’s Funeral Home ( or by signing the online guest registry found on the funeral home’s website (
Serving the family of James W. “Jimmy” Francis is Snyder’s Funeral Home (5913 Kingsport Highway, Gray, TN).