Lima, OH (WIMA) - We remember a Lima radio legend today.


Tom Francis- part of the storied history of WIMA radio- passed away on Monday- he was 79.


Francis graduated from thee Ohio State University- and came to Lima in 1959.

He famously said he planned on being in Lima a year or two- but he never left.


Tom was active not only in radio- but in many community organizations.

Tom retired in 20-10- but still stopped by to say hello every now and then.


He is survived by his wife Jean- and their children.


Services will be Saturday at 11am at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home.


Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 8- and Saturday from 10 to 11am.