Francisco G. Urbina, Jr.

September 14, 1940 - June 4, 2022
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Francisco G. Urbina Jr. (Pancho) of Laredo, Texas was called to be with the Lord on June 4, 2022 at the age of 81. He passed away of natural causes. Francisco was born on September 14, 1940 in Laredo, Texas. Francisco graduated from Christian Union Institute in 1959 and attended Laredo Junior College. He was known to be a hard working family man, and an overall great person highly favored of the Lord. He was blessed with a long and fulfilling life.
He is preceded in death by his parents Francisco Urbina and Rita Gonzalez Urbina, sister, Guadalupe Urbina; and brothers Pablo, Mike and Octaviano (Tano)Urbina. He is survived by his loving wife, Eudelia Perez Urbina and 7 children Leticia Urbina Dybdahl, Victoria Diana Urbina Gonzalez (Mario), Anna Delia Urbina Guerra (Cesar), Francisco Miguel Urbina (Norma), Tomas Urbina (Sarahi), Maribel Urbina Garza (Gerardo) Elizabeth Urbina Villarreal (Ezequiel) and 13 grandchildren and his sister Victoriana Urbina Silva.
In his early years he worked in fields and helped his widowed mother provide for his siblings. He also advocated for the rights of migrant workers who were not getting paid adequate wages. Upon graduating from Christian Union High School, he went on to military and served his country during Vietnam war. He then returned to Laredo with status of honorably discharged 100% disabled veteran. Francisco was very patriotic and took great pride in serving his country and his community. Francisco then married Eudelia Perez and had 7 children. Francisco then worked in Webb County under old Sheriff Lopez and Sanchez. He was one of 5 deputys at that time. He was a jailer and was promoted to patrol car. Francisco also owned a successful construction company. Francisco built for White Ark Construction, Zaddock Construction and others. Francisco was awarded bids where he rehabbed many homes in both Jim Hogg and Webb County. Francisco built Life Downs, Ueta Downtown, parts of Taesa Airport, homes in Delmar C and Alma Pierce areas. He had built a rocket shaped house for a NASA astronaut. He believed in doing things right ..”no shortcuts”.. he would say. Francisco also would buy and sell ranches and play his accordion from time to time in weekend weddings to provide for his family. He lived vicariously through his children and grandchildren teaching them to play baseball and accordion music. He was also a Little League Coach. After retiring he used to have a recurring dream that he was on top of a roof, building a house with workers and he used to say that he loved the smell of fresh lumber on a construction site and he used to say that he missed those days so he liked it when he had that dream and he would smile as he would recall that dream. Francisco is remembered by many working from sun up to sun down. He was always waking up at 5:30 A.M. every morning until his passing where he passed in his sleep. Francisco would regularly tell people, “I like to work and as for sleep well I can do that when I die.” His friends and family always remember his humor and jokes and his legacy will be honored by those dear to him. All of his children have chosen to continue in construction, real estate, ranch and music passion. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather dedicated to making a positive impact on the community and his legacy is in the hearts and memories of the lives he touched. When GOD made him He broke the mold. He will be truly missed. Please join us in celebrating his life at A “Celebration of Life & Memorial Service” will be held on Friday. Visitation for Fred Dickey Funeral Home is at 5-9 P.M. Rosary is at 7:00 P.M. Saturday 8:30 A.M. departure from Fred Dickey Funeral Home to San Martin de Porres. Mass begins at 9:00 A.M. followed by burial afterwards. Flowers can be sent to Fred Dickey Funeral Home.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, June 10, 2022

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

A Holy Rosary will begin at 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022

Time: 9:00 am

San Martin de Porres Catholic Church


1704 N. Sandman
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022

City Cemetery


3200 N Meadow Ave
Laredo, Texas 78040


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Born: September 14, 1940
Died: June 4, 2022

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Tomas M Rodriguez Jr posted on 6/12/22

I’m sorry for your loss Mrs. Urbina. May he Rest In Peace.


Maria T. Guardiola posted on 6/10/22

Our deepest condolences on the passing of Mr. F. Urbina. May God give all of you peace and strength during such a difficult time. May Mr. Francisco Urbina Jr. rest in the peace of God's kingdom in heaven and may he enjoy eternal life with those loved one's who had entered Heaven before him. God bless all of you. The Guardiola family, your neighbors.


Virginia C Muller posted on 6/8/22

Jesus was waiting at the gates of Heaven for Pacho Urbina. Jesus said he was going to prepare a place for Pancho.(John 14: 1-2) Now Pancho can be at peace with the Lord. Condolences to all the family. Be at peace in the knowldge that Pancho is with God as Jesus promised. Sincerely, Cookie Muller


Sylvia Ramirez-Cedillo posted on 6/8/22

Our deepest condolences. May he RIP. My blessings to the family.