Dean A. Francis, 75, of Lenoir City passed away on June 26, 2013. He was a member of the Community Church at Tellico Village. After serving in the United States Air Force, he started his career with AT&T. In 1993, he and his wife Joan retired to Tellico Village after 30 years with AT&T. He enjoyed working with Habitat and the church crafters, and he was an avid golfer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Alphild Francis; brothers, Thomas Francis Jr. and Paul Francis; and sister, Barbara Fay.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Joan Francis; daughter, Linda Garza (John); son, Steven Francis; step-son, Jeffrey Beals; grandchildren, Daniel Garza of Valdez, Alaska, and Gabriela Garza, Chelsea and Cody Beals; sisters, Linda Listoe (Jordean) and Susan Gorrell (Jerry); and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 1, 2013, at the Community Church at Tellico Village. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Community Church at Tellico Village.
Click Funeral Home & Cremations, Tellico Village Chapel, is serving the family of Dean Francis. www.clickfuneralhome.com