<img class="size-medium wp-image-43912 alignright" src="https:\/\/theenterprise.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/23\/2021\/02\/Francis-Bruce-194x300.jpg" alt="" width="194" height="300" \/>Mr. Bruce Gene Francis, age 80 of Stuart, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021 at his home.\u00a0 He was born in Patrick County on September 30, 1940 to the late Harry Hamilton \u201cHam\u201d Francis and Virginia Rogers Francis.\u00a0 Bruce had retired from VDOT with 37 years of service and was an avid outdoorsman.\r\n\r\nSurviving is his wife of 61 years, Peggy Bateman Francis of the home; one son, Jarrell Francis and Billie Goodson of Mt. Airy, NC; one daughter, Suzanne Francis and Bob Wuopio of Raleigh, NC; two grandchildren, Chad Francis and wife, Amyjoe of Stuart, Carson Francis of Mt. Airy, NC; one great granddaughter, Adley Francis; one brother, Bill Francis of Mt. Airy, NC; and a loving caregiver, Nancy Heath.\r\n\r\nA private service will be held at a later date.\u00a0 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation,\u00a0<a href="http:\/\/www.melanoma.org\/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">www.melanoma.org<\/a>.\u00a0 Online condolences may be sent to www.moodyfuneralservices.com.