Francis E. Griffith, 71, of Holts Summit, passed Saturday, January 4, 2014, at St. Mary's Hospital. He was born July 3, 1942, the son of the late Clarence E. and Betsy Jaco Griffith. He was employed at Florsheim Shoe Company in Cape Girardeau for approximately 20 years and later at Monet Desaw in Fulton for several years. Survivors include: his wife, Betty Hardin Griffith; one son, Mark E. and Tamara Griffith, Jefferson City; two daughters, Rebecca F. Griffith, Holts Summit and Tina and Danny Crabtree, Jefferson City; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Dale Griffith, Cape Girardeau. A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 15, at Summit First Assembly at 621 Spalding, Holts Summit. Burial was held January 10, at Lorimer Cemetery, Cape Girardeau, Mo.