Benito T. "Benny" Garcia, 89, was born in July 1924 in Austin, Texas, and passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at his home. He worked as a ranch hand in Arizona, owned and operated his own trucking company, where he hauled fruits and vegetables, and retired from Utility Trailers. He ultimately settled in Oceano in 1970. He came out of retirement to open his own service station on Highway 1, where he developed a multitude of friendships. Benny was known as a kind and caring man, and above all else, a devoted servant to his family. He will be loved and forever missed. Benny is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Erlinda Garcia; two daughters; seven sons; 27 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and sister, Lucy Lyra. Please join us for the recitation of the Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Lady Family Mortuary, 555 Fair Oaks in Arroyo Grande. The Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at St. Patrick's Church, 501 Fair Oaks in Arroyo Grande. Lady Family Mortuary 489-4717 Arroyo Grande
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Published in San Luis Obispo Tribune on Aug. 20, 2013