Mr. Pedro Escalera, 72

Pedro Escalera, 72, of Gainesville passed away Monday, December 3, 2018 following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018 in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with Rev. Stanley Peck officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Born on August 14, 1946 in Durango, Mexico he was retired from Tyson Foods. Mr. Escalera was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Escalera is survived by his wife, Emma Valdez Gomez; daughters, Lucero Escalera of Colorado, Guadalupe Escalera of Chicago, Angela Escalera of Gainesville, Virginia Escalera of Gainesville; sons, Josemanuel Escalera of Durango, Jacobo Escalera of Gainesville, Juan Escalera of Chicago, Pedro Escalera of Chicago, Artemio Escalera of Gainesville, Gonzalo Escalera of Gainesville and a number of grandchildren.

Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  30504 is in charge of arrangements.

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