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1937 Roger 2023

Roger J. "Bear" Cervantes

August 23, 1937 — December 3, 2023

 

With heavy hearts, my sister and I announce the loss of our dad, Roger J. Cervantes on Sunday, December 3, 2023.

Roger is survived by two daughters, two granddaughters, six great-grandchildren, five great great-grandchildren, five nephews, and one niece. He is also survived by his former wife and mother of his daughters, Mary Anderson.

He is preceded in death by his mom, Mary Gonzalez; dad, Braulio Cervantes; two brothers, Louie and Hueo; and one niece.

Roger served 26 years in the United States Air Force. He co-owned a lounge, where he received the nickname “Bear” from winning dart tournaments along the Gulf Coast. Roger was an avid baseball player, playing as both a fast and slow pitch pitcher. He also umpired for 17 years.

A memorial service will take place at 11:15 am on Friday, December 15, 2023 at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home. Friends are invited to visit at 10 am. Interment will take place at 12:30 pm at the Biloxi National Cemetery.

Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Roger J. “Bear” Cervantes.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, December 15, 2023

10:00 - 11:15 am (Central time)

Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home - Howard Avenue

675 Howard Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530

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Memorial Service

Friday, December 15, 2023

Starts at 11:15 am (Central time)

Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home - Howard Avenue

675 Howard Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530

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Interment

Friday, December 15, 2023

Starts at 12:30 pm (Central time)

Biloxi National Cemetery

400 Veterans Ave., Biloxi, MS 39531

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