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John David Francis

April 22, 2020


John David “J D” Francis, 73, of Washington Street, Forest City, died Thursday, April 22, 2020 at Atrium Health-Charlotte.  He was the son of the late John Perry Francis and Laura Anne Allen Francis.  J D was a contractor for over fifty years and loved working with his hands.  He loved Forest City and being a member of the community.  J D was also a proud veteran serving in the United States Army and loved shopping in area thrift stores.

Survivors include his wife of fifty three years, Annette Wright Francis of the home; his son, Andy Francis and wife Sandra of Forest City, his granddaughter Hope Francis; brother, Charles Francis of Caroleen, NC, and sisters, Becky Greene Francis of Forest City, NC, and Patricia Francis of Dallas, NC.

No formal services will be held.  The family requests floral arrangements be sent to the family home in memory of J D.  The Padgett & King Mortuary & Crematory is serving the Francis family.  An online guest registry is available at

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