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Florencio Garcia Jr.

October 26, 1922 — January 12, 2024

Laredo, Texas

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FLORENCIO GARCIA, JR.

October 26, 1922 – January 12, 2024

 

Mr. Florencio Garcia, Jr., 101, joined our Lord in His heavenly kingdom on Friday, January 12, 2024.

 

Beloved father “Dad”, as we all referred to him, on his first year at Martin High School, left to work with his father until he enlisted in the United States Army (1942-1946) where he served as a Military Policeman. He received an Honorable Discharge with a Victory Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, American Theater, Asiatic Pacific Theater, and Good Conduct Medal. He was also recognized and honored for his outstanding leadership, neatness, and manners.

 

Upon his return to Laredo, he took the roll of his father to his siblings, after his parents separated. Married Hortencia Valdez in 1946 and purchased the family business from this father. He proceeded to become a well-known businessman and included his brothers in “Garcia Brothers Banana Co.” until he retired. This extraordinary gentleman cared, helped everyone, and dedicated his life to a large family that he loved so much. God gifted him with 101 years of life, perfect health in every sense, and his wish of passing in his sleep.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hortencia Valdez Garcia; parents Florencio and Carmen Garcia; children, Florencio Garcia III, Eduardo C. Garcia; siblings, Esperanza G. Parras, Fernando Garcia, Carmen Garcia Cervantes, Adolfo Garcia, Gilberto Garcia; and son in-law, Vicente J. Peña III. 

 

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Hortencia Garcia Peña, Maria Dalia Garcia, Hector Rene (Elsa) Garcia; grandchildren, Vicente, Ricardo, Eduardo, Iriz, Javier (Gabriela) Peña, Jesus Garcia, Linda G. (Roy) Martinez, David Anthony (Maricela) Garcia, Gabriel A. (Ana) Keene, Albert Aaron Garcia, Eduardo Garcia, Enrique (Selina) Garcia, Michelle Garcia, Devin A. Garcia; siblings, Reynaldo († Maria Del Carmen) Garcia, Maria Elena (†Fred) Hedfelt; 16 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by other loving relatives and friends.

 

The family will be receiving condolences on Friday evening, January 19, 2024, from 5pm to 9pm at Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, 719 Loring at Cortez.; where a Vigil for the Deceased and Rosary will commence at 7 p.m.

 

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday morning, January 20, 2024 departing at 10:30 a.m. from Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m.

 

Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the family plot of the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

 

Pallbearers will be: Vicente Pena IV, Ricardo Pena, Eduardo Pena, Javier Pena, David Anthony Garcia, Gabriel A. Keene, Albert Aaron Garcia, Eduardo Garcia, Enrique Garcia, Devin Garcia, and Jesus Garcia.

 

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Vicente Pena V, Hector Rene Garcia, Adolfo Garcia, Reynaldo Garcia and Gilberto Garcia.

 

You may express your condolences, share your favorite memories, and sign the guestbook online at: www.joejacksonfuneralchapels.com.

 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 719 Loring at Cortez, Laredo, Texas 78040; (956)722-0001.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, January 19, 2024

5:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Joe Jackson Heights Funeral & Cremation Service

719 Loring Ave, Laredo, TX 78040

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Prayer Service

Friday, January 19, 2024

7:00 - 7:45 pm (Central time)

Joe Jackson Heights Funeral & Cremation Service

719 Loring Ave, Laredo, TX 78040

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 20, 2024

8:00 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Joe Jackson Heights Funeral & Cremation Service

719 Loring Ave, Laredo, TX 78040

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Mass

Saturday, January 20, 2024

11:00 - 11:45 am (Central time)

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

2219 Galveston St., Laredo, TX 78043

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Burial

Saturday, January 20, 2024

12:00 - 12:45 pm (Central time)

Calvary Catholic Cemetery

3600 McPherson Rd, Laredo, TX 78040

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