James Walter Francis, 79, of Corbin, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017 at Hillcrest Health and Rehabilitation.
He was a disabled veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in Korea. While in Corbin, he was an active volunteer with the Corbin Senior Citizens.
James was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Emily Francis.
He is survived by his many friends at the Corbin Senior Citizens and at Baptist Housing in Corbin.
Funeral service for James Francis will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Cook officiating.
Burial will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery with military honors by the American Legion Post No. 88 in Corbin.
Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home where messages may be written to the family at www.vankirkgrisellfuneralhome.com.
Published on  March 5, 2017