GARCIA, Jr., Juan|
Juan Garcia Jr., of Austin, passed away peacefully surrounded by many of his children after a short illness on Thanksgiving evening of last week. Mr. Garcia was 91 years old, a Purple Heart Veteran who fought in the U.S. Army Infantry in Europe during WW II, and afterwards he operated a paint contracting business in Austin.
Mr. Garcia and his wife, Aurora, raised 6 children, Arturo Garcia of Austin, Ruben Garcia of Reno, NV, Mary Ella Garcia Anguiano of Austin, Juan Garcia, III of Austin, Linda Garcia McAnally of Austin and Costa Rica, Debbie Garcia Mitchell of Liberty Hill, TX. Mr. Garcia had 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren most of whom live in and around Austin. He was preceded in death by his wife, his grandson, Arturo Garcia, Jr. and 7 siblings. He is survived by his sister, Martina Garcia Franco of Skidmore, Texas.
Mr. Garcia was able to live an independent life-style at home until just recently, and enjoyed vegetable gardening, hunting, cook-outs with family and friends, and his major league baseball games. He was quick to laugh during storytelling, but equally quick to ask people to not interrupt when his baseball games were on TV. He will be missed by many.
Visitation will be held at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home located at 2620 South Congress Ave., Austin, Texas 78704 on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 5 pm to 7 pm followed by the Rosary at 7 pm. The Funeral Services will be at the Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 10 am. Interment will follow at Memorial Hill Cemetery, Pflugerville, Texas.
The family extends their sincere thanks and appreciation for the care Mr. Garcia received from the doctors, nurses and staff at St. David's South Austin Medical Center and the caregivers from Charlie's Angels Home Care Assistants, Redbud Homecare Services, and Integra Care.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Operation Finally Home, 1659 State Highway 46 West, Ste 115-606, New Braunfels, TX 78132 or www.operationfinallyhome.org.
Memorials and guestbook online at www.wcfish.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Dec. 2 to Dec. 4, 2013