Santiago R. Garza, age 74, born January 7, 1943, will be laid to rest on January 31, 2017. He served his country as a Marine, from 1962-1966 and did a tour of duty in Vietnam. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends. From childhood to his last days he lived his life his way doing his best to be a good father, grandfather, brother and friend. He is preceded in death by his parents Conrado A. Garza and Amelia Rodriguez Garza, two brothers Abelino Garza and Ricardo (Riche) Garza, an Infant brother Ricardo Garza. He is survived by his two sons Santiago (Shiho) Garza, Corpus Christi, Texas, and Alex Garza, Pueblo-Colorado, four daughters Belinda (Rick) Gonzalez, Corpus Christi, Texas, Melinda Lewis, Salisbury, Maryland, Christine (Chris) Garza, Corpus Christi, Texas and Estelle Marie Garza, Salisbury, Maryland, his children's mother Julia Garcia, Corpus Christi, Texas, brother Jesus Conrado (Rose Marie) Garza, San Antonio, Texas, sister Gloria (Dale) Richardson, Falfurrias, grandchildren Michael Galarza, Jessica Galarza, Samantha Garza, Austin Lewis, Alyssa De La Funete, Raymond Lewis, Ringo Amelia Garza, Nicolas Garza. Visitation will begin on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:00 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home- San Diego. Interment will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery 9974 IH37 Access Rd. Corpus Christi, Texas. with Military Honors. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. entrusted with arrangements. Condolences for the family can be left on our website at