Parents: Louis Francis and Lena Hawkins Francis
Siblings: Lucile Francis, Margaret Francis, Mary Francis and Louis Francis
Born in Coxton, KY
Enlisted on June 27, 1941, at Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Died at Camp Rucker, Alabama due to sun-stroke
Brother Louis Francis Jr was lost at Normandy.
Francis, Staff Sgt. Phillip – 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Francis, 105 Gibbs Road, Fountain City died Thursday at Camp Rucker, Alabama. Sgt. Francis graduated from Knoxville High School and attended Tennessee Military Institute and the University of Tennessee. Surviving parents; sisters, Mrs. G.B. Dominick, Mrs. Howard Rose, Miss Margaret Francis; brother Corp. Louis Francis, paratrooper, Alliance, Neb.; grandfather, Philip Francis, Knoxville. Services Sunday, 3:30 p.m. at Mann’s, Dr. Fred Brown officiating. Interment in the family mausoleum Lynnhurst Cemetery. Pallbearers: C.O. Johnson, O.L. Boruff, William Reep, Wayne Paul, Staley Hensley, George Wright. – Knoxville News Sentinel June 19, 1943