Joe Garcia

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Joe Garcia passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018. Family and friends will recite the Holy Rosary on Friday, July 27, 2018, at 7 p.m., followed by a reception at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. A mass celebration is scheduled for Saturday, July 28, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church followed by a Celebration of Life Party Saturday evening at Holy Spirit with Live Music and Dancing. 

Joe was born on May 6, 1946 to Jose and Florencia Moreno Garcia in Bay City, Texas where he attended Holy Cross Catholic School and Bay City High School. Joe lost his father at age 12 and soon began working jobs to help support his mother. In the late 1950’s, he moved with his mother to Oak Cliff to be close to her family. He joined the Navy in 1966, was stationed in Norfolk, VA. He proudly served in the Vietnam war with the HS-3 Helicopter Squadron and saw intense combat. On April 1, 1967, he married Guadalupe “Lupe” Rodriguez at the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas. Joe attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, and graduated with a Business Degree in 1973. He was hired on April 1, 1973 and started his life long career with General Motors AC DELCO Division. He was promoted to the position of District Sales Manager and relocated to Lubbock, Tx. in 1977. He retired after 30+ years with the company. During his years in Lubbock, Joe was an active member at St. John Neumann Catholic Church and involved with the Knights of Columbus in the community before becoming a member at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in his later years. He was involved in the Lubbock Metro Rotary where he was elected the first Hispanic President in 2010. He loved to travel with his family, enjoyed painting and playing golf.

Survivors include his wife, Guadalupe “Lupe” Garcia; children Joseph Anthony Garcia, Jesus Jose Garcia, and Carmen Ofelia Garcia; Joe is also survived by a host of cousins, nieces and nephews and Lupe’s siblings. Joe also leaves behind a great number of friends in Lubbock and Dallas whose lives he touched with his vivacious personality and great sense of humor. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Florencia Garcia.


11 thoughts on “Joe Garcia”

  1. Lupe Cervantes

    We are so sorry for your loss. May God grant him eternal rest. Ramon and Lupe Cervantes

  2. Joe & I were Realtors at Weichert Realtors. He was always so professional, kind & classy. He was a great man. He made a difference in this world. Condolences to all who knew & loved him.

  3. Anne and I are so sorry to hear of Joe’s death. We wish you vcould be there to celebrate his beautiful life. We will have Joe and Lupe and the children in our prayers.
    Clarke & Anne Cochran

  4. Jacintha Adame Biteal

    Joe and Lupe baptized my kids Joe and Lupe have changed our lives This couple has given me so much of belief My condolences to Lupe on this time of grievance

  5. Jacintha Adame Bitela

    My condolences to Joe I just found out and my heart stopped for a second Joe was a good man he has been an inspiration to my kids and me as well as Lupe I love you Lupe with all my heart I am so sorry I wish I could have been there Joe’s been such and inspiration to my son JERICHO he’s in tears Joe will truly be missed,Always loved Never forgotten always missed Always in my Prayers

  6. Our deepest condolences to Lupe and Anthony and family, Joe was a great caring man , We were honored to know him ! May he rest in Eternal peace now and forever ❤️?, love Denise Hernandez Romo:::;Ishmael and Anna Hernandez , Ishmael Jr., Ralph Hernandez Daniella Hernandez Salas

  7. Nic and Holly Shute

    Holly and I are so fortunate to have gotten to know and become friends with Joe over the last several years. He was so funny, fun, kind and caring. He will be greatly missed. We send our love and condolences to Lupe, Anthony and all of Joe’s family and friends.

  8. Mary Ann Limon

    Mrs. Garcia, I am truly sorry for the loss of your husband . Mr. Garcia was nothing but kind to my parents and siblings. He always had a bright smile for us at church (St.John Neumann) every Sunday. We will be praying for Mr. Garcia, you and the kids. We are better people for having known him all these years and appreciate the friendship he built with my precious father, Frank Limon. He will be truly missed. Much love Mary Ann Limon

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