Francisco Sotelo

STANTON - Francisco Sotelo, 64 of Stanton, died Feb. 8, 2017, in a Lubbock hospital.

Funeral mass was Feb. 14 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stanton.

He was born Jan. 8, 1953, in Stanton and married Emilia Sotelo Dec. 21, 1974.

He was a lifelong resident of Stanton and retired from the Texas Department of Transportation after 25 years as the maintenance supervisor.

He is survived by his wife, Emma Sotelo of Stanton; one son, Jamie Sotelo of Stanton; one daughter, Carrie Alvizo and husband Jose Alvizo of Temecula, CA; four grandchildren, Deserae, Jose III, Drina and Christopher Alvizo; two brothers, Valentino Sotelo and wife Mary Lou of Stanton, and Apolonio Sotelo of Mission; one sister, Lorenza Samora of Stanton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mauro and Paula (Herrera) Sotelo; one brother, Maximo Sotelo; and two sisters, Manuela Rodriguez and Elidia Sotelo.

Arrangements were under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton. Online condolences may be made at

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