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ULLIN — Pete Franco, 58, died at 7:05 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born July 27, 1961, in Cairo, the son of Joan Elaine (Taylor) Martin.

Pete and Glenda Kesler were married March 30, 1985.

Pete worked for the Department of Corrections as a food supervisor at Shawnee Correctional Center and then for the Tamms Supermax until his retirement. He also worked for Little Egypt Farms.

Pete was an avid outdoorsman who had a passion for fishing and hunting. He loved coaching as well, especially girls' basketball and softball. Pete was a friend who was always ready to lend a hand and volunteered for many events in Ullin. He was a member of the Back Water Fishing Club, a board member at Century School District and of the Village of Ullin.

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He is survived by his wife, Glenda; daughter, Lauren Franco (Boyfriend Evan Hughey) of Ullin; sister, Pam Franco (Joseph Mancinelli) of Weston, Connecticut; mother, Joan Martin of Cape Girardeau; aunt, Evelyn Taylor of Cape Girardeau; nephew, Cole Mancinelli of Weston, Connecticut; and other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, in First Baptist Church in Ullin. Services for Pete Franco will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2, at the church, with the Rev. Clint Nale, Rev. Brent Miller and Father Allan Saunders officiating. Interment will follow at Anna City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund in Ullin. Envelopes will be provided at the church.

Crain Funeral Home in Ullin is in charge of arrangements.

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