Juan Francisco Abalos “Frank”

September 23, 1946 - September 10, 2015
Frank was born on September 23, 1946 to Selso and Juanita Abalos in Rankin, TX.  Frank didn’t go far for very long he always came back to his home town.  He walked into the Saviors arms on September 10, 2015 in Rankin TX.
 
Frank was a man full of life, he was one of 12 children. Frank was always giving of his many talents to serve others.  He cooked for many people, I believe the love he put in his dishes is what made them so good.  Some of those favorites were his BBQ, banana pudding, pineapple empanadas, and cinnamon rolls.
 
He always had a way to make a room laugh with his jokes, or making fun of someone so everyone else would laugh.  He just had a way to bring everyone to laughter.
 
He had many hobbies cooking, bbqing, playing dominos, going to Friday night football games to watch the red devils and let’s not forget bingo.  But one of Frank’s most prideful things he loved was Memorial Day weekend he prepared for months to cook for Barbadoe Festivities every year.  He won many ribbons and trophies, and he would feed anyone willing to take a bite from his campsite.
 
He was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church.
 
Frank always shared everything he did with his family, he always took in his nieces and nephews as his own.  He will be greatly missed for he was loved by all.
 
Preceeded in death a son Augustine Abalos, parents Juanita and Selso Abalos, brothers, Rito, Andres, and Enrique Abalos, sisters Micaela Harro, Natividad Pulido, Natalia Sandoval, Lupe Barrandey, Lola Watson, and Rita Abalos.
 
Survivors 3 daughters Victoria Abalos and Reina Henley of Midland TX, Cassandra De LaRosa and husband Santiago of Big Lake TX, and 1 son Juan Francisco Abalos Jr. of Eunice NM.  6 Granchildren and 2 great grandsons 1 sister Josie Mata of Odessa TX and 1 brother Brijido Esparza of Rankin TX and many nieces and nephews.
 
Pall Bearers will be Nephews Mark Abalos, Joel Abalos, Fred Watson, Brandon Watson, Ismael Barrandey, Pano Mata, Larry Abalos, and Naldo Esparza.  Honorary Pall Bearers will be a host of nephews and friend Abel Armendarez.
Rosary will be said at 7pm on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at the Park Building in Rankin.
 
Funeral services will be held at 10am on Thursday, September 17, 2015, at the Park Building in Rankin.  Burial will follow in the Rankin Cemetery with arrangements under the care and direction of Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home of Crane.
 

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