He was born in Refugio on Sept. 2, 1950, to the Jose and Felicita Garza.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include two daughters Elizabeth Ortiz of Refugio and Ruby Ann Garza of Victoria; four sons, Rudy Garza Jr. of Refugio, Joe Ortiz of Beeville, Toby Ortiz of Ganado and Robert Ortiz of Refugio; five sisters, Aurora Bernal and husband Albert of Victoria, Rosa Linda Martinez of Victoria, Amanda Garza of Corpus Christi, Martha Garza of San Antonio and Yolanda Garza of Austin; four brothers, Roy Garza of Victoria, Joe Garza of Houston, Mike Garza of Victoria and Ruben Garza of Refugio; 16 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.
A rosary was recited at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Moore Funeral Home Chapel.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Thursday, Jan. 12, St. James Catholic Church
Burial was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Refugio.