Francis Sr., Edward Earl

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Edward Earl (Pedro) Francis, Sr., 90, of Radford, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2007 at Friendship Health & Rehab Center in Roanoke.

He was a veteran of World War II having served in the Army Air Force. He was a member of the Radford Christian Church and retired from Kinco Products in Asheville, NC.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Julia Elizabeth Howell Francis of Radford; a son and daughter-in-law, Edward E. and Anita S. Francis of Shelby, N.C.; a daughter and son-in-law, Jacqueline and Robert K. Campbell of Christiansburg; five grandchildren, Christopher K. Campbell, Matthew K. Campbell, Angela Dawn Bloomfield, Scott Edward Francis and Wendi Marie Custer; and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 3 p.m. at the Radford Christian Church with the Rev. Karl Hunter and the Rev. Joe Lindsoe officiating. Members of V.F.W. Post #776 will conduct full military rites. Immediately following the service the family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Radford Christian Church, 1300 Second Street, Radford, Va. 24141. The Francis family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.