Benny Francis, 68, of Cadiz, passed away Friday, October 1, 2021, at his home in Cadiz.

Born June 8, 1953, in Bumpus Mills, Tenn., he was the son of the late Thomas Lawdon Francis and Lily Pauline Gibbs Francis.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his three brothers, Maxie Francis, Wendell Francis, and J.T. Francis.

He is survived by his daughters, Kelly (“Pee Wee” J.L., Jr.) Hendricks of Herndon, Lily Michelle Wease of Cadiz; step-children, James Sandoval, Tony Sandoval, Heather Hutchison, Ashley Lopez, Heather Hall; seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren; brother, Roger Gene (Sherry) Francis of Giddens, Tenn.; sisters, Donna Snyder of Cadiz, Elizabeth “Tootsie” Thomas (Rusty Choate) of Cadiz; and special friends, Becky Francis, Delores Sandoval, Diane Francis, and Charlene Lucas Francis.

Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz, where the family will receive friends at 10 a.m., Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Funeral services will follow at Goodwin Funeral Home, at 1 p.m., with Bro. Terry Mitcheson officiating. Burial will follow in Pugh Flat Cemetery in Cadiz.

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