Francisco Tijerina Sr., 83, passed away Wednesday, December 18, 2019 in Lubbock. Services for Mr. Tijerina will be 10:00a.m., Monday, December 23, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Lubbock with Father Joseph Thanavelil officiating. Burial will follow in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park under the direction of Calvillo Funeral Home. Viewing will begin on Saturday, December 21, 2019 1:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. A rosary will be held at 7:00p.m., Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Calvillo Funeral Home Chapel in Lubbock.
Francisco was born November 13, 1936 in Los Sebanos, Texas to the late Anastacio Sr. and Maria Tijerina. He married Olga Lopez on September 13, 1959. They would go on to have seven children. He worked for the City of Lubbock Sanitation for 30 years. Francisco loved listening to music, hunting and fishing. His greatest past time, however, was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by sons Francisco Jr. (Dorothy) Tijerina, Martin (Rosa) Tijerina, Marcos Tijerina, Anastacio Tijerina, and Fernando Tijerina; daughters Maria (Hector Cardea Jr.) and Janie Tijerina; brothers Cruz Tijerina and Jesus Tijerina; a sister Elavina Sampayo all of Lubbock. 25 grandchildren and 50 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife, his parents, brothers Anastacio Tijerina, Cosme Tijerina and Miguel Tijerina; a sister Mary Davila.