SAN JOSE COMMUNITY, Texas - Elias V. Garcia, 77 years old, was called to be with Our Lord on August 12, 2007 after a long illness. He was born and raised in San Jose and was a farmer and rancher in the Duval County area. He was retired from the City of Corpus Christi Gas Division after 32 years of service. Elias was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was preceded in death by his parents, Teodulo and Josefa Vela Garcia; and one brother, Zaragosa Garcia.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Francisca G. Garcia of Corpus Christi, Texas; one son, Jose Gabriel (Michelle) Garcia of Dallas, Texas; one daughter, Teresa (Stephen) Acuna of Corpus Christi, Texas; two brothers, Rene V. (Elma T.) Garcia of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Roberto (Graciela) Garcia of San Jose Community; three sisters, Minerva Garcia and Elva (Rodolfo) Lopez, both of San Jose Community, and Blanca (Adan) Salazar of San Antonio, Texas; one sister-in-law, Patsy Garcia of Corpus Christi, Texas; two granddaughters, Gabriella Garcia and Maya Denise Acuna, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in San Diego with a Rosary recited at 7:30 p.m. that evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church in San Diego and burial will follow at the Lopez Cemetery in San Jose Community, Texas.
Arrangements entrusted to Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. -Paid Obituary