Alejandro "Alex" Franco, 83, of Big Spring, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at his residence. Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with the Rev. Bernard L. Gully officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
He was born July 10, 1930 to Bonifacia Alcantar and Victor Franco in Big Spring and was a longtime resident of the community. In 1964, he moved to Santa Ana, Calif., where he worked as a custodian from 1964 to 1979. He moved back to Big Spring in 1979 and briefly worked at Cowper Hospital before going to work for Big Spring ISD as a custodian. Most of those years, he worked at Marcy Elementary before retiring in 2004. He was a Catholic. He was married to Florencia "Pola" Gonzales Franco for 57 years.
He is survived by two sons, Joe Gonzales and Alex Franco Jr.; two daughters, Emma Blanco and husband Gilbert Jr. and Irma Delgado and husband Fernando, all of Big Spring; several brothers and sisters; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, "Pola," and his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother, Jose Franco.
Please pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com