Edward "Skinner" Francis Jr., 63, formerly of Ottumwa, passed away in Fort Worth, TX surrounded by his son and grandson on Wednesday, August 16th 2017. Ed is survived by his son David Francis, son Ronnie (Nicki Jo) Francis, son Daniel (Amanda) Francis, grandson Logan Francis, and granddaughters Macey, Haydn, Roylee, and Faithanne Francis.
Ed carried a true passion for the game of baseball and instilled the love of the game in all of his children which will be passed on thru generations of his family to come. Ed played the guitar and often played and sang with his children while they were growing up. He enjoyed fishing trips to Canada and many other events with the many friends Ed had in his life. He will be missed dearly.
A special thanks to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital for caring for Ed until his passing and to Baumgardner Funeral Home in Fort Worth, Texas for making the arrangements.
A small service will be held at a later date, no memorial donations will be accepted.
Published on August 18, 2017