Mr. Garza was born Jan. 9, 1955, and was an artist, a self-employed carpenter and worked for Beck Brothers in Beeville.
He was preceded in death by his wife, San Juanita Garza.
Survivors include his son, Christel (Bernice Cano) Peña of Corpus Christi; one sister, Mary (Cruz) Marquez of Beeville; one brother, Jose Angel Cantu of Alice; and five grandchildren, Christel Peña II, Jose Angel Peña, Victoria Ann Peña, Jacob Lee Peña, and Vanessa Marie Peña; fiancée, Glory Rothlisberger; and stepsons, C.J. (Kelly) Brown, Daniel Mendez, and Raymond Hortado.
Visitation was held Wednesday, July 27, from 3 to 9 p.m. at Rosas Funeral Home Chapel in Alice. A rosary was recited there at 7 o’clock.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 28, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial followed at Roberson Collins Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of Rosas Funeral Home, Alice.