Chalmer Francis, 83, of Bainbridge, passed away Oct. 20, 2021 at Adena Regional Medical Center of Chillicothe.

He was born June 29, 1938 in Magoffin County, Ky. to Julia (Mann) Francis and Troy Francis.

Chalmer was a good and faithful servant for many years. He was saved at and attended Morgantown Church of Christ in Christian Union, where he taught Sunday school for 15 years. He belonged to the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union Local 189 for over 50 years.

He had a great love for his family and a vast knowledge of the Bible. He truly enjoyed studying God's Word and talking with and witnessing to others about the Lord. He also enjoyed working on the farm with his cattle, and he had a great sense of humor and loved to tease. He was such a wonderful light to his family and friends, and he will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife, LaVera Francis of Bainbridge; one son, Kevin (Sherry) Francis of Bainbridge; two granddaughters, Felicia Lloyd of Bainbridge and Courtney Francis of Bainbridge; one great-grandchild, Candice Lloyd of Bainbridge; three sisters, Eddith Adkins of Chillicothe, Barbara Barnes of Waverly and Patty (Freddie) Tackett of Waverly; one brother, Timothy (Cheryl) Francis of Piketon; nephew Rick Francis of Waverly; and many other loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Troy Francis; his mother, Julia Francis; and his brother, Elmer Francis.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the Smith-Moore-Ebright Funeral Home, Bainbridge with Pastor Todd Montgomery officiating. Following the service, Chalmer will be laid to rest in the Bainbridge Cemetery. Friends may visit with Chalmer’s family from noon until the time of service. 

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