Walter J. Francis (The Hawk) was born to the parents of Lillian and Livingston Francis, to whom has passed on and living in glory of the Honorable Father.
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Walter lived in San Fernando, Trinidad & Tobago with his parents and all 7 of his siblings: 4 brothers: Colvin who resides in London, Grafton in Brooklyn, David who had gone on to Glory, and Ruben resides in San Fernando Trinidad & Tobago, he has 3 Sisters: Sheila and Sylvia who resides in Springfield, Massachusetts, and Ruth the youngest resides San Fernando Trinidad & Tobago.
As a young man in the prime of his life, starting out as a welder, mechanic, farmer while working to support his family at Furness Witty Ice Factory as an Engineer. He met the love of his life Sheila Cato and after a short courtship there were married. They have 2 children: Denise and Dilly, a son Brian. and a stepdaughter Diane both currently resides in San Fernando Trinidad.
Sheila then went home to glory on December 2018. Walter left behind his children Brian,(wife Michelle) Denise,(husband James) Dilly, Diane, his grandchildren: Talia, Terrell, Darnell, Daisha, Britney, Deion, Dillion, Jewel, + 1, and his 4 great-grandchildren: Marques’, Marcus, Daniyah and Paris. Along with 27+ Nieces and Nephews and spread all over the world.
Walter then migrated to US, in 1972 and worked as Building Engineer- Dedicated managing Superintendent to the tenants of (1901 & 1911 Dorchester Rd Brooklyn, NY) a dedicated employee to Shamco LLC until he retired 2015. He was loved and respected by all those he met; he was a gentle giant) his bark was bigger than his bite not always agreeable but Respected.
He had witty sense of humor and to some, words of wisdom, he was both intriguing & a bit of a know it all, at times he would make you mad and other times his sense of humor, well you know!
He shared conversations about when he was a young man and about some of his earlier life escapades, stories about when he was body builder and entering the contests and Winning!
His infectious laughter tells when he was in a great mood, he loved taking his family out to restaurants especially if there were seafood or BBQ and loved BoBo kitchen.
A special thanks to all his Dear friend and extended family, (so many of you that it’s really hard to include all of the names to his obituary, but know! he loved and appreciate each one of you, and you know who you are.
In his own word of wisdom “A man must live to have and not his wants” think about it, words to live by.
We will miss you terribly Daddy, Grandpa, Uncle Walter, Mr. Francis, Super, The Hawk
as you left the Foot-print in the sand for us to follow. Rest in Peace.
Psalm 23 King James Version (KJV)
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
Revelation 21:4 King James Version (KJV)
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory,
For ever and ever.