Mr. Garza was born March 5, 1923, in Campbellton to Rufina and Eulalio Garza Sr. He married Francis Garza on Oct. 19, 1946. In 1940, he served in the U.S. Army as a heavy mortar crewman. After an honorable discharge, he worked in various professions. His passion was volunteering and helping others.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Reynaldo Garza, Eulalio Garza Jr., Arturo Garza and Avelino Garza; and two sisters, Josephina Rodriguez and Maria Garza.
Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Emma (Jose) Aguero, Elena (Domingo) Tanguma, Sylvia (Alex) Rodarte and Carol (Joey) Maldonado; seven sons, Henry (Belinda) Garza, Carlos “Rocky” (Rose) Garza, Sam (Marcela) Garza, David (Barbie) Garza, Dario (Tracy) Garza, Hector (Gloria) Garza and Daniel (Dacia) Garza; one brother, Alberto Garza of Three Rivers; three sisters, Margarita (Audelio) Salazar of Three Rivers, Lupita (Lionelle) Castillo of Katy and Elizabeth Garza (Pat) Ryan of Missoula, Mont.; 32 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial Mass was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Three Rivers. The committal service with military honors followed at Three Rivers Cemetery.
Oak Park Memorial Funeral Chapel