Rafael T. Garza passed peacefully on September 11, 2021 at 84 years old with his wife and family at his side. Born in Cotulla, TX on October 24, 1936 to the late Alejandro and Maria Garza.
On April 22, 1962 Rafael married his loyal and beautiful wife, Vickey Mendez in San Antonio, TX.
He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and a hard-working truck driver from the age of 13 until his retirement at age 69. On the road or at home he always cheered on the Dallas Cowboys.
Rafael is survived by his wife Vickey and their eight children:
Rafael (Joyce) Garza
Lupe (Anthony) Mitchell
Juanita (Charles) Gatrelle
Rodney (Adrianna) Garza
Carmen (Tim) Cantu
Cruz (Rebecca) Garza
Maria (Monico) Reyna
Alejandro (Maria) Garza, Juan (Rosario) Garza, Maria Carreon
21 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews & other relatives.
Rafael was preceded in death by siblings Aurora, Valenta,
Margarita, Beatriz, Manuel and Ramon.
Visitation will be held Monday, September 20, at Palm Heights Mortuary from 5pm to 9pm with the rosary at 7pm. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, September 21, at 10am at St. Lawrence Catholic Church.