Francisco was born in Valparaiso, Chile to Francisco E. Borquez, of Johnson City and Marcela P. Cortez, of Elizabethton.
Francisco worked as an independent contractor in the construction field. He was very passionate about eating healthy and staying active. Francisco’s greatest joy was his daughters and he loved being with them, laughing and being “silly” (as Finley would say). His passion was to be outdoors, especially snowboarding, wake boarding and playing sports. He loved to make people laugh and always liked being involved in projects.
Those left to cherish his memory in addition to his parents, include a sister, Daniela P. Borquez and her husband Charlie Watson, of Johnson City; a brother, Felipe I. Borquez, of Elizabethton; two daughters, Finley S. Borquez, Johnson City and Penelope W. Borquez, of Unicoi; two nephews, Xaylen and Cairo Watson. His best friends that became family as well as several other family members in Chile, Canada and Sweden.
A celebration of life service for Francisco Javier “Fran” Borquez will be conducted at 7:00 PM on Thursday, August 30, 2018 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Thursday.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flower, may make donations to Juvenile Diabetes, JDRF, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, New York, 10004 or by visiting www.jdrf.org.
Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Fran and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, office 423-542-2232, service information and obituary line, 423-543-4917.