He was preceded in death by his parents, beloved wife, Nicanora Garcia Garza; and sister, Tilita Garza.
Survivors include his children, Ernesto (Zulema) Garza Jr. of Branson, Missouri, Ida (Gabriel) Orozco of Beeville, Texas, Joe (Olivia) Garza of Schroeder, Texas, Alicia (Vincent) Quimby of Round Rock, Texas, Leticia Garza of Beeville, Texas and Robert (Imelda) Garza of Beeville, Texas; grandchildren, Brenda Collins, Ernesto Garza lll, Amanda Carlton, David Barrientes, Mike Barrientes, John Orozco, Jody Orozco, Gina Orozco, Veronica Meurer, Brandi Quimby, Taylor Quimby, Brandon Fuentes, Orlando Garza, Melanie Garza, Hillary Garza and Joshua Garza; 24 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Isabel Garcia of Beeville, Texas; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation was held Thursday, May 1, 2014, from 5 to 9 p.m. and continued on Friday, May 2, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. that same evening. A funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, May 3, at 11 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Rev. Balaswamy Pasala officiating. Burial followed in Beeville Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were David Barrientes, John Orozco, Mike Barrientes, Jody Orozco, Brandon Fuentes, Orlando Garza, Taylor Quinmby and Joshua Garza.
Honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren.
The family sends a special thanks to Dr. Calica, the staff at Hacienda Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Exclusive Home Health & Hospice and La Amistad Adult Care.
Angelus Funeral Home