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Francis B. Bohanon

October 15, 1945 — July 3, 2024

Big Lake Twp

Francis B. Bohanon, 78, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, peacefully at his home with his family by his side. Francis was born in Calais to Asher Bohanon and Beatrice (Bayliss) Bohanon.

Francis worked at Georgia Pacific for 15 years until going to work as an automotive mechanic for his brothers at Bohanon’s Exxon, from which he retired. He loved anything automotive, from working on cars to going for rides in his hot rods, working with his brothers at the garage, and making lots of memories with his children. Following his retirement, Francis was able to spend more time enjoying the things he loved the most, his children, friends, and fishing. He loved to ice fish and fish for brook trout. He also enjoyed tipping with his friend Frenchie. Francis enjoyed running his mini train in the parades with his grandchildren in the back. Family was most important to Francis. He loved his children and always made sure they had everything they needed growing up. 

In addition to his parents, Francis was predeceased by his son Christopher Eric Nicholas; and a brother, Jimmy Bohanon. Surviving are his children, Shawn Bohanon, Faye Socobasin, Louie Nicholas and wife Lorrie, and Bea Nicholas; nine grandchildren, Michael Bohanon, Whitney Roberts and wife Karissa, Laura Polches and husband Everett, Abigail Nicholas, John Socobasin, Nathaniel Nicholas, Shawn Bohanon, Francis Bohanon, and JoAnna Socobasin; two great-grandchildren, Faye and Everett; four sisters, Barbara Landry, Judy Fenlason and husband Gene, Shirley Dwelley, and Evelynn Corbett; a brother Monte Bohanon; many nieces and nephews; and numerous dear friends including Joe Troiani, Gene “Frenchie” Landry, and Bob Ferry. 

A Celebration of Life will be held 2 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2024, at his home, 1030 West St., Big Lake Twp. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home.

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