Chester Manuel Francis, Jr., 61, of Long Bottom

Chester Manuel Francis, Jr., 61, of Long Bottom, Ohio, passed away on August 31, 2019, at Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston, WV.

He was born on February 28, 1958, in Canton, Ohio, son of the late Chester M. Francis, Sr. and Sarah Jane Hopkins Francis Weaver. 

He was a manager at Ravenswood Domino’s Pizza.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Bruce Weaver, Sr.; infant son, Chester Manuel Francis III; grandparents, George Hopkins, Sr. and Violet Bowers; grandmother, Nina Allen, whom he loved dearly; brothers-in-law, Ronald McMaster, Sr. and Theodore Wilford; nephew, Ronald McMaster, Jr.; aunt, Donna Allen; and sister-in-law, Pam Pierce. 

Chester is survived by his wife of 40 years, Kathy Lawrence Francis; children, Mary Francis (Ronnie Hysell), and Melissa Francis; grandchildren, Chrissonia (Brandon) Carter, Travis (Missy Casto) Francis, Bradley (Taya) Hysell, Derek Hysell, Shawn Francis, and Alexis Francis; great grandchildren, Bentley DeLong, Kade Carter, Luke Francis, Levi Casto, Aiden Carter, Ayleigha Carter, and Alexa Carter; sister, Reattia McMaster, brother, Lewis (Dawn) Francis; mother-in-law, Mary King; several nieces and nephews; special aunts and uncles, George (Patsy) Hopkins, Walter (Donna) Allen, Dave Allen, and Patty (Norman) Hysell; sisters-in-law, Nancy Wilford, Debbie (Tom) Drake, Joellen (Chuck) Kinnan, Robert (Julie) Lawrence, and Timmy Lawrence.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2019, at Roush Funeral Home in Ravenswood, WV, at 3 p.m. with visitation from 1-3 p.m.

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