Roy Joseph Francois, age 79 of Cottonport, passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at his residence with his family by his side.
Visitation will begin at 5:00pm until 9:00pm on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 and will resume Thursday at 9:00am until 10:45am at the Escude Funeral Home in Cottonport. A rosary prayer service will begin at 7:30pm on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at the Escude Funeral Home in Cottonport with Fr. John Wiltse. Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00am on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at the St. Mary’s Assumption Catholic Church in Cottonport with Fr. John Wiltse officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Mary’s Cemetery #2.
Roy Joseph Francois was employed as a machine mechanic and had been retired for twenty years. He also served in the U.S. Army for six years. He was an avid outdoorsman. Some of his hobbies included rabbit hunting, squirrel hunting and fishing. His favorite part about hunting was going to the woods on his ATV side-by-side with his beagle dogs to run rabbits.
He adored and spoiled his two grandchildren and loved spending time with them. They will miss him dearly and will never forget him. He loved and lived for his family and he will always live on in our hearts. Although he is gone, he will never be forgotten.
Those left to cherish his memory is his wife of 50 years, Carolyn Juneau Francois of Cottonport; son, Scott Francois of Cottonport; daughter, Jill Francois (Mark) Daigrepont of Plaucheville; two grandchildren, Caden and Cara Daigrepont of Plaucheville. He is also survived by sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Freddie and Alice Francois; brothers, Jerry Francois and Coral Francois; nephew, Jacque Francois. He is also preceded in death by his father-in-law, mother-in-law, sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, and cousins.
Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.escudefuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Escude Funeral Home of Cottonport.