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Rizaldy Mercado "Bobby" Garcia was a devoted husband of 24 years to his beautiful wife, Joy.
Bobby was also a loving father, loyal son, big brother and faithful friend. His devotion to his two children, Raphael and Raeanna Joy, was exemplary and with a compassion and love that marked their lives forever.
He honorably served his God and country in the United States Navy as an officer and continued to serve his country in civil service duties. He was always generous and ready to give and help others in lifting their burdens as an expression of his love of God, country and others. Superiors, peers and subordinates alike held him in the highest of regards and all considered him a "man's man" as he sought to put others before himself.
Bobby was a committed and unwavering supportive member of his local church with his time, talents, treasury and truth as he walked as a man after God's own heart. He and his wife, Joy, have served as a mentor to many young men and women in their community, opening their home without hesitation to all youth seeking shelter, love and wise guidance.
Bobby is finally at peace and at rest in his eternal home with his Savior Jesus Christ and rejoicing in the presence of his Lord with his beloved daughter, Raeanna Joy, whom he so longed to see!
Bobby will be greatly missed and never forgotten! To him we bid "fair winds and following seas!"
Funeral services will take place Thursday, June 13, 2013, at 4 p.m. at The Life Center, 9721 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, with Pastor Markus Bishop officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, at the church.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers or gifts that donations be made in assistance with funeral expenses, all of which will be greatly appreciated.
2403 Harrison Ave.
Panama City, Fla. 32405
2403 Harrison Avenue Panama City, FL 32405
Published in Panama City News Herald on June 12, 2013