Morgan - Clarence George “Tic” Francis, 93, died on April 2, 2013.
He was born Nov. 8, 1919, in Morgan, Utah, to William Weisbrodt and Cecilia Knight Francis, but celebrated his birthday on Dec. 7. He married Elna Wright on Jan. 24, 1946, in the Salt Lake Temple.
Clarence served his country in the US Army Air Corp in World War II as a mechanic in the European and African fronts and served with honor. He was proud of this service and was always quick with his war stories.
He was a talented craftsman and could fix or build anything; he built five homes in Morgan. Clarence was a master woodworker who shared numerous artistic pieces with those who walked into his loving home. He was an outdoorsman who spent many hours camping and fishing and spent many weeks enjoying St. George with his friends. He was a gifted green thumb that took pride in his beautiful lawn and abundant garden. Most of all, he always could pull and take a good joke or prank.
Clarence is survived by his children Brad (Maralee) Francis, Marsha Toyn, Todd (Audrey) Francis, and Jill (Blaine) Fackrell. He has 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren with one on the way. He is also survived by his sisters Thelma Bond, Beverly Bond, and Barbara Gustaveson and sister-in-law Maye Francis.
He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; brothers Carl and Rulon; sisters Leah, Vera, and Grace; and son-in-law Pat Toyn.
Special thanks to Encompass Hospice, especially Tammy, Justin “Waterboy”, Miller, and Bruce.
A viewing will be held Friday, April 5, 2013 at the Rock Church in Morgan, 10 W. Young St., from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be at the Rock Church on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at 12 noon with a viewing prior to the funeral from 10:45 to 11:45 p.m.
Interment in the South Morgan Cemetery.
Send condolences to the family at www.walker-mortuary.com.