Jose G. Garcia Jose G. Garcia "Pepe" as he was lovingly called died peacefully in his sleep, on February 20, 2013 in Tulare, CA at the age of 74. Jose was a caring and loving father, brother, uncle, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. Jose was born in Rangersville, Texas on December 16, 1938. The family settled in Corcoran, CA and he lived and worked there for 19 years for Saylor Land Co. He married in California, and moved to Houston, Texas where he had his three children. 11 years later Jose moved back to California, moving in with his sister Benita Alvarez and living with her for the rest of his life. Jose is preceded in death by his parents Sabino and Francisca Garcia and his older brother Jesus Garcia. He leaves behind a loving family to cherish his memory, his daughter, Francis Taft and her husband Chris; his son, Jose Garcia, Jr. and his wife Beatrice; and his daughter, Estrella Villanueva; 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild all of Houston, Texas. Jose is also survived by his sister, Maria Guadalupe Lopez of Donna, Texas and Benita Alvarez of Tulare, CA. He was loved and respected by all his numerous nieces and nephews. There will be a visitation held on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 4:00-7:00 at Sterling & Smith Funeral Chapel, 415 North K Street, Tulare, CA with a rosary at 6:00 pm. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 11:00 am at St. Rita's Catholic Church, 954 South O Street, Tulare, CA. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, 11680 South 10th Ave., Hanford, CA. Arrangements entrusted to Sterling & Smith Funeral Home in Tulare, Ca.
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on Feb. 26, 2013