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Walter Franklin ‘Billy’ Francisco Jr.

Mr. Walter Franklin “Billy” Francisco Jr. of Alton died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at the Piney Forest Health and Rehab. 

He was born in Halifax County on April 16, 1934 and was 79 years old. He was the son of the late William Franklin Francisco Sr. and the late Willie Grace McCormick Francisco and was married to the late Mary Barker Francisco.      

He was a member of First Crossroads Baptist Church. 

He is survived by one brother, Jimmy H. Francisco, of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Gracie Harper of Cleo, S.C., and Peggy Chisholm of Danville; step children Steve Barker (Janice), Phillip Barker (Melody), Jeff Barker (Sheri), Gary Barker and Joan Young (Charles); step grandchildren Andria Garrison, Renea Fuller, Ashley Tuttle, Allison Young and Leslie Young; step great-grandchildren Hayden Garrison, Caleb Teeton, Hailey Fretwell, T. Fretwell and Payton Tuttle.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Curtis Francisco, John Francisco, Joe Francisco and Leroy Francisco; and one sister, Virginia Murphy. 

Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at 3 p.m. at First Crossroads Baptist Church with the Rev. Dan Ward officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the church. 

In lieu of flowers consider First Crossroads Baptist Church or a charity of choice. 

Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfunerals.com 

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.