JOSÉ EDUARDO GARCÍA HEREDIA
OCTOBER 7, 1945 – NOVEMBER 25, 2020
Jose Eduardo (Wayo) Garcia Heredia, 75, passed away on November 25th with his loving wife by his side. Wayo was born in Laredo, TX to his parents Fernando Garcia Ramos and Rebeca Heredia de Garcia ...lifelong residents of the Laredo area. Wayo attended Frances de la Laguna boarding school in Gomez Palacio, Durango before attending college at Tecnologico de Monterrey. He later went on to attend the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, where he earned a Masters of Business Administration. Wayo used his education to work with his father and brother in the family customs brokerage firm. After many years, he and his son branched out to forge their own path. Wayo was involved with Mexican Customs association, at one time holding the position of Treasurer for many years.
Wayo was a dedicated and hard worker, his work did not define him. Wayo was a deeply religious, loving, thoughtful gentleman who helped multiple philanthropic endeavors. He was always willing to lend a hand or a kind word to anyone in need. Wayo enjoyed spending time with his family at their ranch: herding cattle, checking on the land, and of course hunting. Wayo was an avid baseball fan and In the last 10 years, Wayo and his wife traveled worldwide with friends to explore all of God’s beauty.
The loss of Wayo will be felt by so many. His generous spirit touched all who met him. His legacy and memory will live on in his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 48 years Maria Teresa de Jesus (Cuquis) Alegria de Garcia, his children; Jose Eduardo Garcia Alegria, and his wife Yvette and children Jose Eduardo and Yvette of Laredo, TX; Oscar Garcia Alegria and his wife Nicole and their children Max and Isabella and Nini Garcia de Marchebout her husband Pierre and their three girls Amelie, Madeleine, and Juliette; his siblings, Rebecca, Angelina and Josephina, and Fernando; his in-laws Carla, Gloriana and Pedro as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their extended families.
Memorial Service will be held at Joe Jackson Funeral & Cremation Service, 1410 Jacaman Road; Laredo, TX at 10 am on Sunday, November 29th, 2020. A funeral service will be conducted in the chapel at 12 noon. All services conclude after the service to proceed to a cremation at a later date.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation in honor of Eduardo to: MD Anderson, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center P.O. Box 4486 Houston, Texas 77210-4486
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson North Funeral & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd.; Laredo, TX 78041, 956.722.8850