Earl R. Placencio, 74, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Sunday, March 10, 2019 in Las Cruces, NM. He was born February 24, 1945 in Deming, NM to Regina Placencio. Earl proudly served his country with the U.S. Army; Veteran of the Vietnam war and was in the NM National Guard for many years. Earl was a proud father of three children and loved to see his grandchildren when he could. He loved his pet Missy who was more of a fourth child than a pet. He worked as a type setter at the Chino Mines and then later for the Unicorn Press. He was the youngest of XXX children. Some of his favorite sayings: “loved from all sides”; “When I’m good I’m good, when I’m bad I am even better”; “I’m glad you got to see me today”; “I love you more”; “You got it Dude”. Things he loved to do: Collecting coins. He was an avid gold prospector and had fair luck panning gold out of the sand he would collect from a “secret site”. He loved the outdoors and camping whether at the Elephant Butte lake or in the Gila Forest. He also enjoyed turkey and deer hunting. He enjoyed watching the Westerns on television. Last but not least he loved to eat, whether it was the Caldo that he made at home, or the rarest of prime rib and steaks. He was a very kind man to all that knew him. He will be missed dearly.
He is survived by his son, Eric Placencio and wife Kora of Temple, TX; two daughters, Angela Rowlison and husband Henry of Las Cruces; Teresa Ybarra and husband Richard of Silver City; six grandchildren, Tobias, Madison, Donovan, Josh, Michael, and Victoria; nine great grandchildren; one brother, Edineo Placencio and wife Vera of Tucson, AZ; one sister, Esperanza P. Quevedo and husband Tony of Catalina, AZ. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Carmen Valencia Placencio (’08); one brother, Guillermo Placencio; four sisters, Polly P. Luna, Belen P. Gurney, Nellie P. Diaz, and Della P. Martinez. Visitation will be Thursday, March 14 from 5-6pm at Terrazas Funeral Chapels with the holy rosary being recited by Deacon Bill Holguin to follow at 6pm.
The funeral liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, March 15 at 9:30am at St.Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Oliver Obele officiating. Concluding service and interment will take place at 11am at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with full military honors. Pallbearers will be Michael, Brendan, and Joshua Ybarra, Luis Alvarez, Robert Duarte, and Charles Herrera. Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels “Trusted care for the ones you love” ~ 575537-0777. To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.