Mr. Garcia was born October 18, 1954 in Karnes City to Benito Garcia, Sr. and Amelia (Rodriguez) Garcia. He was a diesel mechanic by trade.
Survivors include his wife Rosa-Linda (Pina) Garcia; children, John David Garcia of San Antonio, Syndi (Shawn) Whipple of San Antonio, Visente Garcia, Jr. of Karnes City, Crestino (Jessica) Garcia of Laredo and Jennifer Garcia of San Antonio; grandson, Shawn Wesley Whipple, II; brothers, Benito Garcia, Jr., Raul Garcia, Martin Garcia and Samuel Garcia; sisters, Eva Regalado, Aurora Garcia, Maria Sustaita, San Juana Hernandez, Christina Garcia and Cecelia Garcia.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Tomas Garcia, Jesus Garcia, Manuel Garcia, Crestino Garcia and Freddy Garcia; and by a sister, Rosalinda Cano.
Visitation began Friday, April 26 at 2 p.m. at Rhodes Funeral Home with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. that evening.
Funeral Mass was held Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. at St. Cornelius Catholic Church.
Burial followed at the Karnes City Latin Cemetery.
Pallbearers were John David Garcia, Visente Garcia, Jr., Crestino Garcia, Shawn Whipple, Sr., Martin Garcia and Samuel Garcia. Funeral arrangements entrusted to and under the direction of Rhodes Funeral Home.