Clarence H. Francis, 88, of Vidor, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, in Christus-St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur.

Cremation arrangements are under direction of Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with memorial services to be announced.

A native of Tirugg, Ky., he had lived in Vidor since 1958 and was a retired machinist with C&D Engineering. He served his country during World War II and Korean War and retired from the Navy.
Mr. Francis was preceded in death by his brothers Olis M. Francis and Edwin K. Francis. He is survived by his son James L. Francis of Orange, stepsons Ben W. Cooper of Hubbard and Albert T. Padgett of Vidor, daughters Cynthia K. Pizzey, and Constance K. Weatherford both of Vidor, sister Edna W. Townsend of St. Louis, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.