Kyron Michael Francisco affectionately known as “Raru” or “Cisco” was born on June 13, 1981, in Washington D.C., to Ethel “Bobbie” Johnson and Michael W.
Francisco. He departed this life on August 21, 2021. Kyron was a believer, he accepted Christ as his savior, and was baptized at Central Union Missionary Baptist
Church in Fort Valley, Georgia.
Kyron was a talented, funny, and kind soul who never met a stranger. During his youth, he attended both Houston County and Peach County schools. Kyron’s mother
insisted that all her children play an instrument. Since his big brother, Ray played the trumpet and the instrument was still at home, Kyron was told the trumpet would
be his instrument. Unbeknownst to Kyron, his eighth-grade music teacher had shared with his mother that she noticed a special talent in Kyron. He had an ear for
music. Distraught along with the fear of missing out on showmanship and fun, Kyron confided in his Big sister Shemia. The next Friday night Shemia invited Kyron into
the bandstand of the Peach County High Marching Band and showed him the contrabass bugle or marching tuba. That night at the age of thirteen, Kyron found
his first love. Kyron quickly rose through the ranks in his high school band earning the distinction of Section Leader of the marching tubas. Fans would often come to the football
games just to hear him play his personally arranged solo in the song ‘Papa Was a Rolling Stone’ by the Temptations. People were often surprised that such a slim
man could amass so much wind. Kyron’s love for the tuba would take him to Fort Valley State University (FVSU) where he studied Computer Science and marched
with the FVSU Blue Machine Marching Band. Although a talented musician, Kyron touched the lives and hearts of many with his jokes, lighthearted humor, and dance
moves. His smile was infectious. At every family gathering, he could be found making everyone laugh or showing off his dance moves. Kyron was a gentleman
who leaves behind a large family and friends who will forever cherish his memory and miss his spirit. Kyron was the father of three wonderful children. He would say
they were his greatest melody. Today as we celebrate his life, Kyron is marching around heaven.
Kryon leaves to cherish: A devoted loving mother Ethel “Bobbie” Johnson (Casey) of Fort Valley, Georgia; a devoted loving father Michael W. Francisco (Carolyn) of
San Antonio, TX; three children, Kamarion Owens of Monticello, Georgia, Kyron M. Francisco, Jr. “KJ” of Warner Robins, Georgia, Kylie Lynn of Perry, Georgia;
one brother, Ray A. Manning (Jana) of Sanford, N.C.; two sisters Shemia F. Washington, Esq. (Quincy) of Decatur, Georgia, and Aquia M. Francisco of Dallas,
TX; and a host of loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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