Rogaciano SarmientoSeptember 15, 1930 ~ January 2, 2018 (age 87)
Funeral services for Rogaciano Sarmiento, 87, of Diboll, will be held Friday, January 5, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Southside Baptist Church in Lufkin, with Pastor Ricardo Coss officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Haven Cemetery in Diboll.
Mr. Sarmiento was born September 15, 1930 in Ameca El Viejo, Zacatecas, Mexico, the son of the late Pedro Sarmiento and Sofia Ibarra Sarmiento, and died Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at his residence.
He worked at Champion International Paper in Corrigan for 27 years. Mr. Sarmiento was a loving grandfather and great-grandfather and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who all adored him, their Papi Tano. He loved taking care of his garden and always found something to mend or patch around the house. Mr. Sarmiento was a kid at heart who loved Coke and Dr. Pepper, random naps around his house, and had a laugh that was contagious. He was of the Baptist faith.
Mr. Sarmiento is survived by his wife of 66 years, Francisca Luna Sarmiento of Diboll; children, Abelina and Miguel Angel Molina of Houston, Maria Guadalupe and Ruben Terrazas of Diboll, Hermelinda and Antonio Santana of Lufkin, Antonio and Maria Guadalupe Sarmiento of San Antonio, and Luz Elena and Jesus Gilberto Rosales of Diboll; grandchildren, Itza Lopez, Miguel Angel Molina Jr., Saudade Cook, Juan Ruben Terrazas, Yazmin Hamill, Graciela McDonald, Adrian Olavide, Andrea Reyes, Marina Bonham, Maritza Reyes, Moises Sarmiento, Paloma Sarmiento, Camila Sarmiento, Emiliano Sarmiento, Gilberto Rosales, and Marco Antonio Rosales; 18 great-grandchildren; siblings, Leon Sarmiento, Agustina Ramirez, Maria Escobedo, Elena Gamboa, and Pabla Cordero; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Pedro Sarmiento and Sofia Ibarra Sarmiento; and brothers, Antonio, Juan, and Jose.
Pallbearers will be Antonio Sarmiento, Adrian Olavide, Juan Ruben Terrazas, Miguel Angel Molina Jr., Moises Sarmiento, Gilberto Rosales, Marco Antonio Rosales, and Emiliano Sarmiento.
Honorary Pallbearer will be Leon Sarmiento.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Shafer Funeral Home in Lufkin.
Shafer Funeral Home, directors.