OBITUARY: Danny Ray Francis


Danny Ray Francis, age 70, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at Centennial Medical Center.

He was a lifelong resident of Rutherford County and retired from the Smyrna Water Treatment Plant.

Danny was preceded in death by his parents, Wilson Francis and Sara Francis; and son, Michael Gamble.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy Mangrum Francis; sons, Hugh (Christy) Gamble. Scottie (Rhonda) Gamble, Stephen (Morgan) Shepard; brother, Jimmy (Drulene) Francis; sisters-in-law, Jean (Randy) Hopkins, Jackie (Mick) Bumbalough; brothers-in-law, Andrew Mangrum, James (Mary) Mangrum; twelve step-grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and many friends at VFW Post 8422.

Visitation will be from 2:00 PM until time of memorial service at 3:00 PM; on Friday, September 29, 2023 at Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home, 820 South Church Street, Murfreesboro, TN. 37130. 615-893-2422.


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