J. Francis States, 71 of Worton, MD passed away with his sister Darlene and cousin Peggy by his side on January 8, 2021 at Shore Medical Center, Easton, MD.Francis was born on July 3, 1949, son of the late John W. and Catherine Kemp States.He was raised in Queen Anne’s County where he was a 1967 graduate of Queen Anne’s County High School.  He worked for Buckingham Farms, Chino Farms and Southern States but enjoyed working for Country Heritage Partnership, the Dill Family where he was Grain Manager.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trips to Lancaster and his daily ride thru Kent County.

Along with his parents he was preceded by his wife Deborah Dixon States in 1995 and his brother Roger Lee States in 2019.

Francis is survived by his sister, Darlene States Mutolo and her husband Joseph of Vero Beach, FL; a sister in law, Teresa States; special cousin, Peggy States Edwards; niece, Jennifer Hanks (Brian); nephews, Michael Mutolo and Matthew States; 3 great nieces, a great nephew, many cousins and the Dill Family.A viewing will be held on Tuesday, January 12 from 1 to 2 pm in the Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, 118 W. Cross St. Galena, MD, where funeral service will begin at 2 pm.  Burial in Galena Cemetery.Memorials may be offered to the American Heart Association or a charity of your choice.