Mr. Garcia was born April 24, 1925, in Corpus Christi to Guadalupe and Rogerio S. Garcia Sr. He married Antonia DeLuna in Beeville on Sept. 11, 1948, and worked for Legget Oil, Carter Water Well and Uranium Mine in Ray Point. He was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church and volunteered with the Stations of the Cross during the Christmas holidays in Pettus at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Guadalupe and Rogerio S. Garcia Sr.; a son, Roger Garcia; and sisters, Dora Acevedo and Celia Longoria.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Antonia Garcia of Pettus; two daughters, Mary (Ignacio) Vargas of San Antonio and Gloria (Rick) Garza of Kenedy; a son, Fidel (Yolanda) Garcia of Beeville; eight grandchildren, Priscilla Vargas, Patricia Luna, Roxanne Perez, Rafaela Perez, Victoria Rodriguez, Eric Garcia, Derrick Garcia and Roger Garcia III; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Eladio Garcia of San Antonio; three sisters, Sofia (Joe) Martinez and Elvita Mireles, both of San Antonio, and Tulles Baldillez of Pettus.
Visitation was held from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Angelus Funeral Home. A rosary was recited there Sunday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church with Rev. Lukose Thirunelliparambil officiating. Musical selections were provided by organist Ramiro Quiroz. Burial followed in Pettus Cemetery.
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