Francis A. Santee, 88, went home to be with the Lord on March 7, 2019 after a brief illness. He worked at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. from 1970-1996 as a finish carpenter and also built many houses in the area. Francis loved singing and sang with many gospel groups throughout his lifetime. He was greatly loved and will be missed by all.
Francis was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Norma Santee, and his first wife Margaret Nell Thompson. He is survived by his wife, Betty JoAnn (Brooks, Porter) Santee; daughters, Elizabeth Ann (Donald), Barbara Sue (Karl); step children, Roy (Betty), Roger (Judy), Laurie, Steve; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Norma Jean (David); and nieces and nephews.
Calling hours 3-8pm on Tuesday, March 12 at Newcomer Funeral Home, 131 N. Canton Rd., Akron. Funeral service 11am on Wednesday, March 13 at Grace Baptist Church, 704 N. Firestone Blvd., Akron, with visitation from 10-11am. Interment at Hillside Memorial Park to follow.