The family of Rafael Camacho, Jr., is deeply saddened to announce his passing on January 13, 2021 at his residence in Dunnellon, Florida. At the time of his death, Rafael was surrounded by his loving wife of 47 years, Carmen, his children and grandchildren.
Rafael Camacho, Jr., who was affectionately known as “Rafy”, was born on October 4, 1947, in St. Croix U.S. Virgin Islands. He served two years in the Vietnam War with the United States Marine Corps. and later on made a career from being a Police Officer with the Virgin Islands Police Department and retired after 20 years of service. Rafael and Carmen eventually relocated to Dunnellon, Florida.
He is lovingly remembered and survived by his wife, Carmen L. Camacho; his children, Artzy B. Camacho, Nissa U. Camacho, Raphael Camacho III, Monica A. Camacho, Jose Camacho, Michael Camacho, Mark Camacho, Melissa Camacho; foster son, James Nanton; grandchildren, Artzy B. Camacho, Jr., Delany Camacho, Jayden Camacho, Dominic Camacho, Mark Vazquez, Micheal Vazquez, Lenisha Chitolie, Joshua Chitolie, Jr., Eliezer Ponce, Evghenia Camacho, Lydia Camacho, Uriah Chitolie, Jr., Isaiah Chitolie, Therese Willocks, Adalys Camacho, Elmeris Camacho, Adrian Camacho; great grandchild, Shaiden Chitolie, brother, Epifanio “Gangan” Camacho; Sister, Ana Encarnacion; daughters-in-law, Ludmila Camacho, Alicia Camacho; sisters-in-law, Lucy Lima, Teotista Roldan; brothers-in-law, Luis Guillermo Roldan, Sr., Maximo Garcia, George “Papo” Garcia. Nieces and nephews, Alex, Cherise “Shanty”, Nicki, Nicole, Victor, Epifanio, Jr., Omayra, Marcia, Joel, Shirlene, Sophie, Monserrate “Monche”, Robert “Beltito”, Franchesca “Cheka”, Jorge, Janie, Joanna, Chris, Sharon, Mikey, Alexander, Angelique.
Rafael was preceded in death by his parents Rafael Camacho, Sr., and Margarita Rosa Camacho, daughter Eddie Luz Camacho; granddaughter, Selena M. Chitolie; sister-in-law Leonora Garcia; brother-in-law, Luis “Wito” Garcia, Jr., nephew, Luis Guillermo Roldan, Jr.
A memorial service will be held on February 6, 2021 at 12pm at the Baldwin Brothers Funeral Home and Cremation Services 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Ocala, FL 352-236-7813.