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Joseph (Pop's) Francisco

September 4, 1943 — November 28, 2021

Joseph (Joe) W. Francisco, 78, Wyandotte, OK, passed away November 28, 2021 at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin after a sudden illness.

Joseph Warren Francisco was born September 4, 1943 in Fairland, OK the son of Warren and Evelyn (Mathis) Francisco.

Pop’s as he was called by all who knew him had lived in Wyandotte over 27 years. He served on the Wyandotte City Council for 15 years. Pop’s also served on the Wyandotte Fire Department for 26 years and was still running fire calls at age 74. Pop’s loved serving his community, hunting, fishing, tinkering on cars and serving the community in many aspects. Pop’s worked at Newell Coach in North Miami, OK retiring in 2006. Joe was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wyandotte, OK.

Joseph W. Francisco married Phyllis Walker September 20, 1963 in Commerce, OK and she preceded him in death March 8, 2016.

Survivors include two sons, Jodi Francisco and wife April, Grove, OK and Matthew Francisco and husband Randy, Wyandotte, OK; two brothers Ronald Francisco, Tulsa, OK and Donald Francisco, Joplin, MO; Grandchildren, Hunter Francisco, Brayden Francisco, Micah Hargis and Ethan Hargis and two great-grandchildren.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents Warren and Evelyn Francisco, his wife Phyllis Francisco; one daughter Toni Francisco; grandchildren, Seth Andrew Francisco and Joslyn Kaye Francisco.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 pm, Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at the Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca, MO.

Funeral services under the personal direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home Seneca, MO, will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, December 2, 2021 at the First Baptist Church in Wyandotte, OK with Gary Rhodes and Christine Iannucilli officiating. Burial will be the Howard Cemetery with Phillip (Whitie) McBrein, Frank Geasland, Leon Crow, Randy Schlichting, Larry Lyons and Chris Turner serving as pallbearers. Firefighter rites will be held at the cemetery by the Quapaw Nation Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Wyandotte Fire Department in care of the Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, PO Box 380, Seneca, MO 64865.
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, December 1, 2021

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home

1101 Cherokee Ave, Seneca, MO 64865

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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

First Baptist Church Wyandotte

N Main St, Wyandotte, OK 74370

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Howard Cemetery

, Grove, OK 74344

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