Robert Raul (Figgy) Figueroa, 81
December 1, 1936 - July 16, 2017
Robert Raul ( Figgy ) Figueroa, passed away on Sunday July 16th 2017 in Tucson Az. Raul was born in Bisbee Az on December 1st 1936 to Gabriel Figueroa and Carmen Franco. He grew up in Bisbee and soon after turning 18 joined the U.S. Army. He then was shipped overseas and became a Korean War Veteran. He married his wife of 44 years in February 1957 who preceded him in death and they made their home in Naco Az for many years. Raul worked for Phelps Dodge for 20 years and then went off to work for the City of Sierra Vista where he retired from the streets department. Being the hard worker he was he continued to work for the City part time and finally called it quits in the summer of 2011. Figgy as he was known to his friends and co-workers then focused on his love for cars and him and his son Edgar put together many classics and lowrider cars and a few race cars as well. Figgy also loved his rock collection and his hats. He collected hats for years and at one point had as many as 200 of them. He displayed a few wore many and never got rid of any no matter how worn they were. He would say it added character to the hat. His passion for his rocks also followed him for years and had an extensive amount of " special rocks" as he called them. Raul will be truly missed but never forgotten. Raul leaves behind a loving family. Raul was preceded in death by his wife Maria Del Carmen Figueroa, Brother Jose Figueroa, Gabriel Figueroa, son Robert F. Figueroa. Survivors include his two daughters Lorenia Lourdes Cabassa-Figueroa ( Victor ) of Newport News, Virginia and Anna L. Borbon ( Jorge ) of Naco Az. A son Favio Edgardo Figueroa ( Marisol ) of Sierra Vista Az, grand children Sebastian X. Figueroa, Karissa A. Figueroa, Michael A. Figueroa, Myrna A. Borbon, Jorge R. Borbon Sheshani C. Sybele Cabassa Figueroa ( Shawn ), Eisel F. Cabassa-Figueroa ( Olga ),Julia M. Robles ( Bobby ), Cynthia O. Robles, Gabriel R. Robles ( Jacqueline ) great grand children Yumaris F. Carmen Hines-Cabassa, Jayvyn F. Hines-Cabassa, Anasteciya V. Cabassa, Alicia O. Borbon Villegas, Andrea D. Borbon Duarte, Alexey V. Borbon Duarte, Jesus A. Borbon Duarte, Nydalyn A. Borbon, Bob Zamora, Brodey Zamora, and his favorite side kick his Pomeranian "Yoda". Rosary for Raul will be held at St. Patricks Church Bisbee Az at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday July 22, 2017 and mass of the resurrection will be said following the rosary at 9:00 a.m.. Burial will follow at Cochise Memory Garden cemetery in Bisbee on Highway 92. All arrangements are being handled by Espinosa Funeral Home in Bisbee.