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Mike D. Garcia, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, passed into the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on March 4, 2010, at the age of 80. Mike was born to Severa and Saturnino Garcia on February 6, 1930, in Ft McKavitt, Texas. Mike is survived by his wife of 56 years, the center of his life, Rosie R. Garcia; his children and their spouses: Diana Hernandez (Porfirio), Lonnie Garcia (Tina), Sheila Galindo, and Michael A. Garcia (Cindy). He is also blessed with 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grand-children, one brother, David Garcia (Gloria) of La Coste, Texas, one sister-in-law, Janie Garcia of San Antonio and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceasing Mike were his parents and brother, Donaciano Garcia. During his lifetime Mike wore many "hats" including builder, realtor, Raleigh salesman, auto salesman insurance agency manager and rancher before retiring in 1985 to his ranch in LaCoste, Texas, to continue farming. Mike's favorite pastimes were spending time with his family and hunting. A special thank you to Mike's faithful and loving caregiver, Elizabeth Garcia. Visitation will be held Sun., March 7, 2010, from 5-7 PM followed by special words and Rosary at Mission Park South Funeral Chapels, 1700 SE Military Dr. Funeral Mass will be held at 9 AM on Mon., March 8, 2010, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic church in La Coste, TX. Mike will be buried at San Fernando Cemetery #2. You may sign the on-line guest book at www.missionparks.com under the obituary section.
Published in Express-News on Mar. 7, 2010