Rocque David Provencio

September 20, 1931August 9, 2018

Rocque David Provencio September 20, 1931 - August 9, 2018

A Visitation for Rocque David Provencio will be held August 16, 2018 at St. Francis Catholic Church, 900 H St, Bakersfield, CA 93304 from 4-7pm with Rosary starting at 6pm. A Funeral Mass Service will be held August 17th at 9am at St. Francis Catholic Church. With his final resting place at Bakersfield National Cemetery, 30338 East Bear Mountain Blvd, Arvin, CA 93203.

Rocque was born September 20, 1931 and passed away August 9, 2018 in his home with his family by his side.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Mercedes; father, Pedro and brother, Peter Provencio. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Pauline B Provencio; brother, Francis Provencio; children and their spouses, David, Luis, Rick, Marie, Reinita (Eric Charles) and Dionna (Daniel Avila); 14 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Rocque served in the U.S. Army from July 30, 1952 thru July 16, 1954. He fought in the Korean War and was released with honorable discharge with the rank of Corporal. After the Army, Rocque attended Barber College in Fresno, CA. He began his career as a barber, which he performed for 58 years.

He was an active member of the Native Sons of the Golden West where he served as Treasurer. His hobbies included; upholstery, woodworking, working on his Cadillac and Chevy truck. He enjoyed watching sports that included football and boxing. He loved listening to Vicente Fernandez and other mariachi music. He also enjoyed family dinners, barbeques, swimming in his pool, beach trips and out of state trips. He was full of love and life and he will truly be missed by all his loved ones.

Our family would like to thank and extend our deepest sincere gratitude to Optimal Hospice services for their care and love they gave to him throughout his time on hospice.


  • Thomas Avila, Pallbearer
  • Andrew Avila, Pallbearer
  • Manuel Galaviz, Pallbearer
  • Joseph Galaviz, Pallbearer
  • Ricky Provencio, Pallbearer
  • Matthew Provencio, Pallbearer
  • Phillip Provencio, Pallbearer
  • Eric Charles II, Pallbearer
  • Frank Beltran, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Francis Provencio, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation/Rosary Service Thursday, August 16, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Service Friday, August 17, 2018
  • Graveside Service with Military Honors Friday, August 17, 2018

Rocque David Provencio

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