SELLERSBURG - Garcia, Jesse "Jesus," Jr., 80, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville. He was born on February 13, 1934 in Malakoff, TX.
Jesse worked at Clark Memorial Hospital as Director of Diagnostic Imaging for 40 years, taught Biology at Shawnee High School in the early 1960's, served his country in the United States Army, stationed at Fort Knox-Ireland Army Hospital, a member of Walnut Street Baptist Church and the Elks Club. He attended University of Texas at Austin and later graduated from the University of Louisville, Bellermine College and Indiana University Southeast.
Jesse was preceded in death by his father, Jesse Garcia, Sr.; mother, Maneula Garcia; brothers, Rudy, Jimmy and Ben Garcia.
Surviving are wife, Orthelia "Tootsie" Garcia; son, Paul (Margi) Garcia; daughter, Alesia Garcia (Dennis) Alm; brothers, Frank Garcia, Eddie Garcia and Paul Garcia; grandchildren, Will Garcia, Jennifer Alm and Benjamin Alm.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg. Visitation will be 11 a.m. Saturday until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hosparus of Southern Indiana.
Online condolences can be made at www.gar rfuneralservices.com.
Garr Funeral Services
7806 Hwy 311 Sellersburg, IN 47172
Published in The Courier-Journal on Feb. 28, 2014