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 John Edward Francisco

John Edward Francisco

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Death 16 Jul 2007 (aged 90)
Burial Orange Park, Clay County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 100040162 · View Source
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John Edward Francisco, beloved husband, father, grandfather and resident of Jacksonville, Florida since 1944 was born in Keysville, Virginia on September 4, 1916, the only son of George W. and Virgie Estelle Francisco (nee Firesheets). He spent his boyhood years helping his father on farms in Virginia and Ontario, Canada and later worked in North Carolina and West Virginia. In 1938 he met and fell in love with Della Mae Francisco of Danville, Virginia and joined her when her family relocated to Orlando in May 1939. They were married at the North Park Baptist Church in Orlando on January 28, 1940 and were deeply devoted to each other throughout their sixty-five years of marriage. Known by his closest friends as Jack, Mr. Francisco was a naval veteran of World War II and served on the destroyer escort USS Greenwood in the Atlantic. He was a lifelong member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, a Mason and a long-serving and admired instructor of apprentice electricians. His Baptist faith was central to his life and for many years he was a member and deacon of Wesconnett Baptist Church, joining Lake Shore Baptist Church in 1994. He has been treasured by all who knew him as a man of exceptional character with a kind and generous smile and a deep devotion to his family. He asked so little and gave so much. Mr. Francisco is survived by his sons, David L. Francisco of Jacksonville and Edward A. Francisco of Dallas, his grandson Adam K. Francisco of Jacksonville and his cherished daughters-in-law, Teresa N. Francisco of Jacksonville and Michelle A. Francisco of Dallas. Services will be held at 2:00 PM on July 20, 2007 at Lake Shore Baptist Church, 2363 Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville, FL. Family members will greet friends from 1:00 PM until the hour of service at the church. Arrangements under the care and direction of Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com

Published in the Florida Times-Union on July 19, 2007


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  • Created by: John Russell Pierson
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100040162
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Edward Francisco (4 Sep 1916–16 Jul 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100040162, citing Jacksonville Memory Gardens, Orange Park, Clay County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by John Russell Pierson (contributor 47258421) .