The Funeral Mass for John B. "GianBattista" Figari, 85 of Poteau, Oklahoma will be at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 502 N. Bagwell St. Poteau, Oklahoma at 2:00pm on Saturday, March 18, 2023, with Rosary at 1:30pm.
John "GianBattista" was born on August 24, 1937 to Franca Pavanelli and GianVittorio Figari in Milano, Italy and passed away on March 8, 2023. After graduating with a degree in agriculture from Università degli Studi di Milano, he married Jill Figari (Gilberta) of Copparo, Italy on October 14, 1964. They raised their five children in Caparro, Italy until immigrating to the United States in 1981 to re-establish their home in Poteau, OK. John was a devoted father, husband, rancher and avid horticulturist. He was also a longtime parishioner of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Poteau, OK as well as provided 35 years of service to local and international chapters of Lions Clubs International.
John was predeceased by his parents GianVittorio and Franca Figari. He is survived by his wife Jill Figari, his children GianVittorio, Lina and husband Ed, Franka and husband Gene, Fred and wife Jennifer, Julia and husband Jon as well as eleven grandchildren Jesse and wife Hannah, Alexander, Daniel, Jacob, Josie, Will, Alissa, Arianna, Katlynn, Isaac and Lorenzo.
Cremation under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau, Oklahoma.
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