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Mr. Robert Lee ("Baker") Francis

1946 ~ 2021 (age 75)

Obituary

Mr. Robert Lee Francis, son of the late Ned & Essell (Ethel) Williams Francis; was born June 15, 1946, in the Roadside Community of Yemassee, South Carolina. As he grew up in his birth home, at an early age, he was baptized and became a member of Mount Nebo Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend Mannie C. Chisolm. 

Robert received his formal education in the public school system of Colleton County. After receiving his education, he entered the workforce.  He had a genuine passion for driving trucks, and going where life took him, he moved to Patterson, New Jersey and drove various companies.  For several years, after returning South, he became employed with C & E Trucking Company. 

Wanting to explore life, even more, Robert relocated to New York. As time would pass, Robert met the love of his life, Ruth Murray. The two spent time together and eventually on July 6, 1968, they would be joined in Holy Matrimony. As they began to embark upon life, they continued in Patterson, New Jersey, until returning to Roadside.

Affectionately known to all as, “Baker”, he was a hard worker. Aside from truck driving, he also possessed skills and was a self-employed lawn care provider.  If there was a need, there was “Baker”. He was a jack of all trades.  Baker was a person who lived life happily and carefree. His favorite pastimes also include fishing, cooking, and traveling. His most recent dream was to one day purchase and own R. V.

During the morning hours of Thursday: October 28, 2021; Mr. Robert Lee “Baker” Francis, answered the Master’s call to come home and departed this earthly life. As his departure has left a void: his life is a testament of the legacy of all his hard work. Preceding him in death along with his parents are: four sisters, Evelyn Brown, Mary Lee Roberts, Nancy Carlisle and Rosa Sumpter. Left to embrace his memories are: devoted wife of fifty four years, Ruth Murray Francis of the home: daughter, Yulandow Green and grandchildren, Jamyia Golson and TyShun Tucker, all of Columbia, SC: sister, Jeanette Francis of West Palm Beach, Florida: brother, Edward (Alberta) Francis of Delaware: one uncle, Dr. Samuel Murray: Siblings in law, William Murray, James (Vernetta) Murray, Rosa Washington, Pearl (James) Walker, Myrtle Murray, and Josephine Murray: along with a host of numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

As service arrangements have been updated, the family wishes to express their sincere gratitude for the many expressions of love and sympathy that has been and continue to be shown to them during this difficult time. As we gather in celebratory services, please note that a facial covering will be required prior to entering all facilities during visitation and services. 

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
November 2, 2021

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Koger's Mortuary Service
508 South Jefferies Blvd
Walterboro, SC 29488

Celebration of Life
Wednesday
November 3, 2021

11:00 AM
Koger's Mortuary Service
508 South Jefferies Blvd
Walterboro, SC 29488

Video is available for this event


Interment following funeral service
Wednesday
November 3, 2021

Mount Nebo Baptist Church Cemtery

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