LEXINGTON – A funeral service to celebrate the life of Julio Narganes-Sanchez, 81, will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. at International Praise Church of God, 5071 Percival Rd. Elgin, S.C. 29045, with Rev. Doyle Roberts officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 27, 2022, from 4:00-5:00 p.m., at the church. Burial with military honors will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., at the Fort Jackson National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the International Praise Church of God or the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).
Mr. Narganes passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2022 surrounded by his family at MUSC Health Columbia Medical Center Downtown. Born in Caguas, Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Elaidia Hernandez and Ramon Arturo Lizardi Candela and adopted parents, Aurora Sanchez and Juan Albanio Narganes. He retired from the United States Army with 23 years of service and the United States Postal Service after 14 years. He also served two tours in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the International Praise Church of God and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). Outside of his love for his family, his favorite pastime was baseball.
Surviving is his wife of 50 years, Iris Leticia Narganes; daughters, Sylvia Roberts (Doyle), Selene DeWitt (Chris), Carmen Irwin (Michael) and Gracie MacLean (James); brother, Francisco Lizardi, Puerto Rico; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
The funeral service may be watched live stream by visiting: www.ipcog.org/livestream.