Francis E. “Frank” Julius 74, of Mt. Zion, IL, formerly of Findlay, IL passed away at 3:45 PM Thursday Dec. 22, 2011 in Mason Point in Sullivan, IL.

Frank was born May 19, 1937 in Taylorville, IL the son of Gerald and Loretta Galvin Julius.He married Mary Slunder in July of 1968 in Decatur, IL and she passed away on Dec. 15, 2010.

He was an over the road truck driver and was a 33rd degree Mason.

Surviving are daughters: Yvonne Kaufman of Decatur, IL and Mary Blackford of Springfield, IL; step-sons: Tommy Blackford of Rocky Mount, NC, and Tim Blackford of Dahlonega, GA; nine grandchildren; several great grandchildren and brother Donald Lee Julius of Nokomis, IL.

He was preceded in death by is wife Mary, his parents, son Tommy Blackford Jr., and sister Geraldine Galvin.

Funeral services will be held Thursday Dec. 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM in Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Findlay.Visitation will be one hour before the service.Burial will be in Wright Cemetery, Findlay, IL