Mr. Garza was born April 15, 1938, in Beeville to Hilario B. and Pabla Moya Garza. He married Hilaria “Lala” Martinez in Beeville on Aug. 17, 1959. He was retired from Coastal Transport as a truck driver and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hilario B. and Pabla Garza; and a grandchild, Joshua Gonzales.
Survivors include his wife, Hilaria “Lala” Garza of Beeville; two sons, Gerald (Laura) Garza and Hilario “Larry” (Karla) Garza, both of San Antonio; two daughters, Gracie Garza of Lakehills and Gabriella “Gabbie” (Johnny) Gonzales of Beeville; five grandchildren, Angela Sells, Amanda Garza, Alyssa Garza, John Gonzales and Jordan Gonzales; two great-grandsons; a sister, Marcela Llanes of Flour Bluff; and numerous other family members and friends.
Visitation was held Wednesday, June 26, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home. A rosary was recited there that evening at 7 o’clock.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 27, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Richard Gonzales officiating. Burial followed in Our Lady of Victory Cemetery #2.
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