Hubert “Huck” Francis, 93

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Hubert “Huck” Francis, 93, of Osgood passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016 at the Blue Ash Care Center in Cincinnati. He was born at Carbon Glow in Letcher, County, Kentucky on May 9, 1923 the son of Harrison and Raney Blair Frances. He was married to Gertrude Dunbar on July 18, 1948 and she preceded him in death on August 12, 2013. Survivors include four daughters Gail (John) Bosley of Raleigh, North Carolina, Diana (Dan) Rimstidt of Loveland, Ohio, Cheryl (Ronald) Elff of Fishers, and Joy (Rich) Clark of St. Johns, Florida; 5 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother Harrison Francis, Jr. of Swayzee; one sister Dale Bell of Versailles. He was also preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Betty Francis and Donna Disney, and his brothers Coy, Hastel, and Hobart Francis. Mr. Francis was a 1941 graduate of Carr Creek High School in Carr Creek, Kentucky. On May 15, 1942 he enlisted in the US Navy and served in the Philippines during WWII. For his service Mr. Francis received the WWII Victory Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal. In civilian life he worked for Seagrams Distillery at Lawrenceburg retiring in 1982. Huck was a member of the Greensburg Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. His favorite past times included following the Cincinnati Reds, University of Kentucky basketball, his grandchildren, and especially taking in nature which included daily drives to the Versailles State Park with Gertie. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 19th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Ron Kappeler officiating. Burial will be in the Mud Pike Cemetery at Osgood with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Greensburg Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses or the Hospice of Cincinnati in care of the funeral home.