Rafael Rodriquez Vasquez

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Rafael Rodriquez Vasquez, 58, of Marble, AR, died May 5, 2011 at the Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, AR.  He was born October 24, 1952 at Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, the son of Francisco and Maria Luisa Rodriquez Vasquez. He was a former employee of Tysons, Inc., a Catholic and a veteran of Operation Desert Storm, serving in the United States Army.

He was preceded in death by his mother and one grandson, Zachary Yates.

Survivors include his wife, Pearl Arlene Smith Vasquez of the home; one son, Tony Rafael Vasquez of Fayetteville, AR; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Elizabeth and Jason Yates of Huntsville, AR and Victoria Louise Vasquez and Adrien Keppler, both of Fayetteville, AR; his godson, Omar Perez of Alpena, AR; his father, Francisco Vasquez of Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico; one brother and sister-in-law, Ramon and Racquel Vasquez of Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico; one sister, Candeloria Vasquez of Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico; one grandson, Cole Yates of Huntsville, Arkansas and two granddaughters, Emily Yates of Huntsville, AR and Lilly Snider of Fayetteville, AR.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Lower Campground Church with the Reverends Kelly Yarbrough and Dearl Wilson officiating. Private interment will be in the Lower Campground Cemetery.