Weslaco: Francisco Hernandez III, 66, passed away at his home on Sunday, January 29, 2023, surrounded by his family. Francisco was born on September 26, 1956, in San Miguel, El Salvador. Francisco met his soulmate, Diana Rios when they were both working at the Pharmacia Benavides in Reynosa, Mexico. After two years of courtship, Francisco and Diana were married in 1980.
Francisco moved his family to Houston to care for his mother in 1991. They found their way to the Rio Grande Valley in 2005 and have spent the rest of their lives in Weslaco.
Francisco and Diana helped raise their granddaughters. Francisco was intense and sometimes demanding, but he wanted the best for his children and grandchildren. He made countless sacrifices for his family, always putting their needs ahead of his own. Even though he had a tough exterior, Francisco had a huge heart and was very loveable.
Francisco loved listening to music and was a great dancer. He also enjoyed watching and playing soccer. In addition, he was a huge Houston Astros fan.
Francisco is preceded in death by his mom, Olivia Hernandez, and brother, Oscar Hernandez.
He is survived by his loving wife, Diana Hernandez; daughter, Diana Hernandez (Christian Silva); son, Jose Hernandez; grandchildren, Isabel Robles (Delilah Pena), Mercedes Chavez (Christian Perez), Christian Silva, Lionel Silva, Liliana Hernandez, and Damian Hernandez, and brother, Carlos Antonio Hernandez, and cousins, Carmen and Julio Gomez.
As per Francisco's wishes, arrangements are private.