Joe C. Garcia, of San Antonio, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at the age of 90. He was born on August 2, 1928, in Del Rio, to Adolfo and Natividad “Nati” Garcia.
Joe was raised in Sanderson and married Blanche Salinas on February 23, 1948. They moved to Fort Stockton in 1952. Joe was a devout Catholic and had a very strong faith. While living in Fort Stockton, he was an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church where he served as a Eucharistic Minister. Joe and Blanche were service station owners before their retirement. He was a kind, funny, and generous man, always lending a hand and looking out for others. He would find ways to be of service as he was able. He always had a smile on his face, never met a stranger, and would often whistle while working. Joe and Blanche moved to San Antonio in 2011.
Joe is survived by his daughter, Rosalinda Rubio and her husband Raul; his son, Joe A. Garcia, Jr. and his wife, Nina; his 5 grandchildren: Nunie Rubio, Robert Jason Rubio, Anthony Rubio, Naomi Garcia Alvarez, and Nick Garcia; 16 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; brother, Rodolfo “Conda” Garcia; sister, Gloria “Mayu” Saenz; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Joe is preceded in death by his wife, Blanche S. Garcia; his parents, Adolfo and Natividad Garcia; his brother Isau “Curie” Garcia; and his sister, Yolanda Luevano.
Visitation will be on Sunday, March 24, 2019, from 2pm-7pm at Heritage Funeral Home in Fort Stockton, with recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7 pm. Funeral services will be Monday, March 25, 2019, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Downtown Campus at 10 am in Fort Stockton. Burial will follow at Fort Stockton Catholic Cemetery.
Our deepest condolences to all of you
The loss of one parent hurts deeply
Both passing just weeks of each other is double the grief.
They were always so joyful and happy and there happiness and love will remain with them in heaven for all eternity.
May you be blessed and feel comforted that you were devoted to Joe and Blanca with love and support in their earthly lifes
Hector and Mary ibarraFort Stockton, TX
Your now with tia Blanca holding hands smiling at grandma and grandpa and tio Curie and tia Yolanda. RIP love you all
Alvia ElizondoFort stockton, TX
Praying for family & friends of Joe May you all be comforted knowing he’s reunited w Blanca again! May God Bless you all during this tremendous loss!
Celia V VelasquezFort Stockton, TX
Joe and Rosa Linda so sorry for your great lossThey will be missed,May they rest in Peace, Now it's complete They are both together....
charlie and Bessie GonzalesFort stockton Texas, TX
It is never easy to let our parents go but Banche and Joe were always together in life and now in death. To God be the glory. My sincere condolences to both Rosalinda and Joe. May God give you Peace and console everyone. In Jesus Holy name. AMÉN 🙏🏼!!
Carol MedinaSan Angelo, TX
Dear Rosalinda, Joe and your families. I am filled with great sorrow for you and your families since your Dad's passing was so close to the passing of your Mom. But, perhaps the thoughts of them being together in Heaven, will give you some peace. I will be thinking of you and holding you in my prayers. God Bless
Jo Ann Nunez ThomasCarlsbad, CA