Bobbie Joe Francis Sr., 92, of Marshall, IL passed away 11:30 PM Monday, March 27, 2023 in Casey Health Care Center at Casey, IL. He was retired from the City of Marshall after 31 years of service. He was born Jan. 7, 1931 at Martinsville, IL, the son of Samuel and Mary Deverek Francis. He was raised by Herman and Nettie Burger. Surviving are his wife, Cora Washburn Noyes Francis; two children, Bobbie Joe Francis Sr. and his wife, Sharon of Marshall, IL and Doris Beltz and her husband Bill of Lawrenceville, IL; grandchildren, Jacob (Jennie) Francis, Jeff (Tonya) Francis, Nicole (Brent) Engle, Dawn (Harrison) Bradbury, Tory Beltz and Jesse (Kelly) Noyes and ten great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two step-sons, John and Jerry Noyes. Bobby Joe served this nation in the U.S. Army 1953 to 1955. He was a member of Clark Co. Post #90 and VFW Post #5975. Services in honor of his life will be 2:00 PM Saturday, April 1st at Pearce Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Duke officiating. Burial will military graveside rites will be in the Marshall Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 PM Friday at the funeral home. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Marshall Schools Foundation. pearcefuneralservices.com.