Francisco Flores Jr.
January 7, 1948 – October 7, 2020
Francisco Flores, Jr. aka. "Frank", "Panchito", "Kiko" sadly passed away in Castroville, TX on October 7, 2020. He was born in Ysleta, Texas on January 7th, 1948, grew up in Las Gunitas in La Galiana Cd. de Chihuahua Mexico and lived in El Paso Texas before traveling around the world. He transferred to San Antonio, Texas in 1983 where he then lived his remaining 37 years.
Kiko is survived by his wife Maria Elisa of 51 years, three children Brenda, Francisco III, Ericka; three grandchildren Alexandra, Erick Mateo, Evan Valentino: and siblings Lucy, Lily, Hortencia, Rogelio, Gilberto, Soledad, and Ana Rosa. He is predeceased by his parents Francisco Sr. and Marcelina, and siblings Hicotenco, Rosario, Victor, Luisa, and Elena.
At age 18, Frank joined the U.S. Army and proudly served for 24 years before retiring at Sergeant First Class including service in Korea and three tours in the Vietnam War. He received Army Achievement and Commendation medals, 4 Star Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and Gallantry Cross, Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct, and the Expert Marksman Rifle Badge.
After the military, he went to work for the U.S. Postal Service; and he did so with the utmost pride as a commercial truck mechanic. He maintained a next to impeccable attendance record and remained committed and humble for the entire 20 years of work. There was not a person more patriotic, more dedicated, and more exemplary at his professions.
Francisco loved cars his whole life. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, liked old steel muscle cars, and racing in his younger days. He was an avid reader who enjoyed biographies about his heroes, General S. Patton and Pancho Villa, history books on the Civil, Vietnam and World Wars, and of course about cars. His favorite movies were old Mexican cinema and John Wayne westerns and war movies, and laughing at Looney Toons and Tom & Jerry. He loved Mariachi music, Oldies, and a good party with close friends.
He believed in integrity, hard work, honor and family. He was also very proud to be an American. He had a genuine heart, a good sense of humor, and was a friend to all who knew him.
You will be dearly missed, forever remembered and always in our hearts. We love you.
Services: Tue. Oct. 20th
Sunset Northwest Funeral Home and Chapel
6321 Bandera Rd, San Antonio, TX 78238
Family: Noon- 1 PM; Friends: 1 PM- 4 PM
Funeral: Wednesday Oct. 21st
Service: 9 AM-10 AM
Procession to Fort Sam Houston Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach, San Antonio, TX 78209
Que En Paz Descanse y Que Dios Lo Tenga En Su Santa Gloria
Sunset Northwest Funeral Home
Sunset Northwest ChapelCovid-19 Restrictions: 60 family and guest limit at facility. All must be wearing facial coverings and practice social distancing throughout facility.
Fort Sam HoustonCovid-19 Restrictions: 50 family and guest limit at Cemetery. All must be wearing facial coverings and practice social distancing throughout Cemetery.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020