Francisco S. Ibarra, 51, of Orange, passed away on September 8, 2017, in Beaumont.
Funeral services will be 10:00 AM, Thursday, September, 14, 2017, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be Father Sinclair Oubre. Burial will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Orange.
Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, with a Wake service at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Guanajuato, Mexico, on September 22, 1965, he was the son of Esiquio Ibarra and Concepcion Saavedra. Francisco was the owner of Cisco’s Paint and Body that he opened in 2003. He was a hard worker and was this way so that he could provide for his family that he loved dearly. He was a one of a kind man with a nickname of Smiley. Francisco never met a stranger and sincerely loved his many friends, employees, and customers. Everywhere he went, he saw someone he knew. He was passionate about soccer, whether he was watching or playing, and was extremely dedicated to his team, the Tecos, who he coached and sponsored. He also enjoyed camping, fishing and canoeing, four-wheeling, and spending time with his family. He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends, and anyone that knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Guillermo Ibarra; and sister-in-law, Angela Aguilar; parents-in-law, James Broussard and Beverly Duhon
He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Rochelle Ibarra; children, Antonio Ibarra and fiancée, Victoria Dennis, Sabrina Ibarra, and Eric Ibarra, all of Orange, TX; siblings, Marcelino Ibarra, San Juana Cortez and husband, Panfilo, Belarmino Ibarra and wife, Elsa, Pedro Ibarra and wife, Basilisa, Bonifacio Ibarra and wife Maria, and Gabriel Ibarra and wife, Teresa; sisters-in-law, Graciela Ibarra and Lana Broussard; brother-in-law, Tracy Broussard and wife, Crystal; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and great-great nephews.