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Obituary for Garland Douglas Francisco Sr.

Garland Douglas Francisco, 82, of Salem, Va., came to be with the Lord our God on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Garland attended several different Church of The Brethren churches in the Roanoke Valley and truly loved God's Earth and natures beauty. He loved his family dearly. He is preceded in death heartbreakingly by his beloved wife of 58 years, Shirley J. Francisco.

He is survived by his children, Sharon K. Francisco, Garland D. Francisco, Jr., Ricky L. Francisco and fiancé, April, and Denise A. Francisco; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 8, 2019, at the High Bridge Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 67 High Bridge Church Rd. Natural Bridge, Va., 24578, with Rev. Loraine Taylor officiating.

Friends may visit with the family from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at the John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem, Va.

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