Carol Francis

Carol Francis

Carol Francis, 83, of Tellico Village, passed away Nov. 16, 2021, after a courageous battle with ALS.

Carol was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Community Church at Tellico Village. Carol enjoyed playing golf with the Lady Linksters. She loved having “drinks on the drive” with her Tellico friends, enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren compete in sports and was an avid reader. In her earlier years, Carol thoroughly enjoyed her profession as a paralegal for McDermott Will & Emery law firm in downtown Chicago.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ivan and Evelyn Antone; and niece, Sarah Tait.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Charles Francis; sons, Scott Francis (Meg) and Jeff Francis (Kathy); grandchildren, Sam, Daniel, Christian (Katie), Ryan (Brenna), Keeghan (and fiancee Harrison Dunn) and Drew; sisters, Toni Tait, Donna Childress and Bruce Antone; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life/funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at the Community Church at Tellico Village. The family received friends immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sacred Grounds Hospice House, 1120 Dry Gap Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918,, or ALS Association at

Click Funeral Home & Cremations-Tellico Village chapel is serving the family of Carol Francis.