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Frank Vazquez Jr

BYHALIA - Frank Vazquez, Jr. age 61, of Byhalia, MS, passed away on Sunday January 10, 2016 at his home.
Visitation will be held Wednesday January 13, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland, MS. Funeral Services follow 2:00 PM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the Drew Cemetery. Reverend Clarence Edwards will officiate the service.

Frank was born on November 22, 1954 to Franscico and Erlinda (Soliz) Vazquez in Skene, MS. He grew up in the Shaw area and attended Shaw High School. At the age of 17 he entered the United States Army. He married Rita Ellen M Woods on December 31, 1980. Frank worked in construction most of his life; working for several local contractors and was currently employed by Smith & Doyle Contractors in Cordova, TN as a construction supervisor. He was an avid outdoorsman; enjoying hunting, fishing and most any outdoor activity. He also enjoyed woodworking in his spare time. Frank's family said he was a loving husband and father who enjoyed spending time with his children, giving to others and working hard. Frank was of the Catholic faith.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Rita Ellen M Woods Vazquez of Byhalia, MS. Two daughters; Melinda Heather Vazquez of Byhalia, MS and Stacy Nicole Vazquez of Byhalia, MS. Four sisters, Nancy Palacious of Shaw, MS., Mary Edwards of Southaven, MS, Sylvia Vazquez of Boyle, MS and Alice Northen of Carthage, NC. Brother, George Vazquez of Whiteville, TN. A Granddaughter, Melanie Grace Vazquez of Byhalia, MS and a host of nieces, nephews and in-laws.

Pallbearers are Ricky Woods, Barry Haynes, George Vazquez, Pat Burnette, Benny Haynes, Michael Jones and Jesse Palacious. Honorary pallbearers are his coworkers and team members at Smith & Doyle Construction.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

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I Loved working with Frank, He came up with ideas that made every ones life easier on the job. A first class man and co worker. My fondest memory is at the Memphis airport where he came up with a great idea to cut and remove the Rotunda section of the Airport using tools I never thought of using. I am truly going to miss you brother.Marty HenleyPresidentBluff City Coring & Cutting, Inc.

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My sincerest condolences to the entire Vazquez family.

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Hi. None of Frank's family members know me, but he and I were online friends for several years. We first met on Pogo.com playing cards. At the time, I was more interested in RuneScape. I told him about the game, he tried it and spent most of his spare time playing it. We remained friends through RuneScape. He by-passed me in rank very quickly. Occasionally, he would hop over to Pogo and we would play Gin. He usually beat me. I hadn't seen him on RuneScape nor Pogo for a few months and wondered if he was still playing. One day, on Pogo, he told me he was spending his time on Facebook. I had an account and befriended him. By this time, he wasn't very talkative and didn't seem to be on much. Frank told me he was very ill and was refusing treatment. I tried to talk him into the treatments, but he said the illness was too far gone for that. I wondered if he had passed away, so I looked up his name. I knew he lived somewhere in Mississippi. My search led me to this page.He seemed like a very nice person and loved his family very much. I miss our discussions, playing together, and just general chat. My condolences to his wife, children and the rest of the very large family. God Bless Frank and his beautiful family. May Frank rest in peace.Barbara Tanney(Pogo UN: MondaviZen)(RuneScape UN: Prince Ott, Starquester2, Strmantis, Imok Urok)

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