Mr. Frank Roy Echevarria, 52, died Sunday July 9, 2017 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
He was a member of the Cumberland County EMS and dedicated over 30 years of his life to emergency services. He was a member of fire and EMS departments in various communities in Cumberland, Duplin, Hoke and surrounding counties.
Frank, was a loving caring person, loved by so many people, touched by so many people, that smile of his lit up the whole world, life without frank is going to be hard. His hobbies were, he loved to golf, spend time with his kids and family, he loved the beach, he had planned a golf trip right before he had passed away. Frank loved his paramedic job, love taking care of other people, he was a hero and saved so many people lifes.
He is survived by three children, Frank Roy Echevarria Jr of Rocky Mount, NC, Ethan Zachary Echevarria and Erica Caroline Echevarria of Elizabethtown, NC; four brothers, Raymond Echevarria Jr of Roxboro, NC, Richard Litka Jr of Raleigh, NC, Russell Litka, of Greensboro, NC and Randall Litka of Kernersville, NC, and three sisters, Donna Echevarria, Laura Powers and Tana Davis, all of Fayetteville, NC, and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Bonnie Litka, his father, Sgt Maj (MIA) Raymond Echevarria Sr, and his stepfather, Richard Litka, Sr.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Crown Theater. Burial will follow at Lafayette Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home.
Jernigan Warren Funeral Home
Wednesday July 12th, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
545 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Thursday July 13th, 2017
1960 Coliseum Dr.
Fayetteville, NC 28306
Lafayette Memorial Park
Thursday July 13th, 2017
2301 Ramsey St.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
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Submitted by Sissy Dixon on Aug 1 2017 08:09:23 AM
I will miss you Frank, your smile, laughter all the pranks you played on the nurses and your Paramedic co-workers at the Valley.
Submitted by darlene piocuda on Jul 19 2017 09:55:59 PM
Darlene lit a candle for Frank Roy Echevarria
Darlene lit a candle on Jul 19 2017 09:48:44 PM
To all of Frank's family I feel great sadness learning of his death. It has been many years since I spoke with Frank, Ray, Laura, and Donna. I grew up across the street in Glendale Acres and have many fond memories of the childhood days in the late 60's and early 70's. May God bless each of you and help sustain you during this time of loss.
Submitted by Jeff Cole on Jul 18 2017 02:12:25 PM
I knew Frankie growing up together with his siblings in Glendale Acres of Fayetteville as kids. Although we have lost touch over the years I have very fond memories of them all. Rose Huggins Avery, Glendale Acres, Fayetteville, NC
Submitted by Rose Huggins Avery on Jul 14 2017 01:31:57 PM
To all the family, we are deeply sadden by the passing of Frank, our prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time.
Joey, Casey, Joshua and Brandon.
Submitted by Joey Pleasants on Jul 13 2017 11:32:18 AM
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Chaplain Diana Smith lit a candle on Jul 13 2017 10:34:38 AM
To the family and Fiance of Frank Roy Echevarria I extend my heartfelt sympathy. Death is so final and difficult for those left behind. But treasure the thoughts that Frank helped so many in times of sickness and death, he was a blessing to me and mine...he was a man filled with compassion and his smile made difficult situations a little easier to bear. May God comfort you as Frank comforted others
Chaplain Diana Smith
Submitted by Chaplain Diana Smith on Jul 13 2017 10:33:56 AM
Prayers and blessings for all of the family and friends until we see Frank again.
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