Rushford --- Melvin “Mel” B. Francis a former resident of Rushford died suddenly on Sunday December 23, 2018 in Mary Black Hospital, Spartanburg, SC .He was born on July 23, 1944 in Rushford, a son of the late Norman and Marjorie Baker Francis.
Mel served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, where he earned a purple heart and a bronze star. He was last employed in heavy towing equipment sales. He was an avid golfer.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Elaine, are their sons, Matthew Francis of Lakeland, FL and Christopher Francis of Winter Haven, FL, a brother, Laverne “Turk” (Nancy) Francis of Batavia and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by three brothers, Norman Francis, Herb Francis and Walter Francis.
There will be no visitation or services. Burial will be in White Cemetery Rushford.
Memorial if desired to: Veteran Scholarships Forever, PO Box 4008, Greenville, SC 29608