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Francisco Javier "Chess" Serrano

January 3, 1985 — October 18, 2021

Francisco Javier "Chess" Serrano

Francisco Javier “Chess” Serrano was called home to be with our Lord on October 18th, 2021 at the age of 36. He was born on January 3, 1985 in Mexico City, Mexico to Javier and Maria Serrano.

Francisco was raised in Veracruz, Mexico until the age of 11 when he immigrated to the United States where he attended Gladewater ISD.

Francisco is survived by his parents; Javier and Maria Serrano; his fiancé, Tasha Watts and her children, Jacksyn Gleghorn and Cheyanna Gleghorn; his sister, Guadalupe Mickelboro and husband Dustin Mickelboro; his brother, Fernando Serrano; his maternal grandfather Hermilo Manzanares Aleman; and uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Francisco is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Fernando and Sara Serrano Nieto and maternal grandmother Susana Ramirez.

Throughout his life, Francisco worked in many occupations from landscaping to construction. He enjoyed spending time with family and watching his favorite team, the 49ers. He was a huge football fan! He loved music of all kinds and enjoyed cookouts on the weekends. He was a loving son, brother, spouse, father, nephew, cousin and friend.

A viewing will be held at Croley Funeral Home in Gladewater from 4 to 8pm on October 22nd, 2021.

Flowers, donations, and condolences may be sent to the funeral home or given directly to family.


Francisco Javier “Chess” Serrano fue llamado a casa para estar con Nuestro Señor el 18 de octubre de 2021 a la edad de 36 años. Nació el 3 de enero de 1985 en la Ciudad de México, México por Javier y María Serrano.

Francisco se crió en Veracruz, México hasta la edad de 11 años cuando emigró a los Estados Unidos, donde asistió a Gladewater ISD.

Francisco es sobrevivido por sus padres; Javier y Maria Serrano; su prometida, Tasha Watts y sus hijos, Jacksyn Gleghorn y Cheyanna Gleghorn; su hermana Guadalupe Mickelboro y su esposo Dustin Mickelboro; su hermano, Fernando Serrano; su abuelo materno Hermilo Manzanares Alemán; y tíos, tías y primos.

Francisco es precedido en la muerte por sus abuelos paternos Fernando y Sara Serrano Nieto y su abuela materna Susana Ramírez.

A lo largo de su vida, Francisco trabajó en muchas ocupaciones, desde el cuidado de césped hasta la construcción. Disfrutaba pasar tiempo con su familia y ver a su equipo favorito, los 49ers. ¡Era un gran aficionado al fútbol Americano! Le encantaba la música de todo tipo y disfrutaba una carnitas asada los fines de semana. Era un amoroso hijo, hermano, esposo, padre, sobrino, primo y amigo.

Se llevará a cabo una visitación en Croley Funeral Home en Gladewater de 4 a 8 de la tarde el 22 de octubre de 2021.

Las flores, donaciones y condolencias pueden enviarse a la funeraria o entregarse directamente a la familia.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Francisco Javier "Chess" Serrano, please visit our flower store.

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