Mr. Garza was born Dec. 26, 1962, in Beeville and worked as an electrician in the refinery industry. He married Carol Sanchez on Nov. 1, 1988, in Beeville.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Rose Della Cook.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Garza of Corpus Christi; four children, James Anthony Garza of Reedsport, Ore., Veronica (Kenneth) Jones of San Antonio, and Jonathan (Liza) Garza and Joseph Garza, both of Corpus Christi; Father, Ed Cook of Beeville; an aunt, Ida Jones of Beeville; two sisters, Nora (Abel) Gaona of Beeville and Theresa (Noel) Torres of San Antonio; and six grandchildren, Jason Edward Garza, Madelyn Garza, Isabella Garza, Aubrey Garza, Gannon Garza and Ileah Garza.
Visitation was held Tuesday, July 31, from 3 to 9 p.m. at Oak Park Memorial Funeral Chapel. A rosary was recited there that evening at 7 o’clock.
The funeral Mass was celebrated Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Lukose Thirunelliparambil officiating.
Pallbearers were Jonathan Garza, Joseph Garza, Michael Jones, Chris Jones, Michelle Dawson and Joshua Acosta.
Oak Park Memorial Funeral Chapel