Michael “Mike” Dwayne Francis, age 53, of Granite City, IL, passed away on December 16, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, O’Fallon, IL. Michael was born on August 17, 1964 in Farmington, MO, a son of the late Everett Francis and Eugenia (Davis) Francis.
Mike was an excellent carpenter who enjoyed working with his hands. He also enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren, who he adored. Mike loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his loving children, Michelle (Mike) Pickard of Poplar Bluff, MO, Kristina (Michael) DeWitt of Ironton, MO and Samantha Hill of Greenville, IL; sister, Becky (Jim) Hileman of Granite City, IL; brother, Everett Francis II of Wilsonville, IL; proud grandfather to Sebastian, Tristan, Calen, Dillon, Emily, Nickson and Nickiyah; step-mother, Carol Francis of New Douglas, IL; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; extended family and friends.
A celebration of life gathering will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at the Granite City Moose Lodge, 2521 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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