BENAVIDES – Oscar Rene “Palomo” Garcia, 55, a lifetime resident of Benavides, Texas, died Friday, April 25, 2008 after a sudden illness.

He was a 1972 graduate of Benavides High School and was a member of Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church. He was always very involved with his children and grandchildren school activities and their extra curricular activities, he also served as a little league baseball coach.

He was formerly employed with Weir SPM for over seven years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend that will be sadly missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Antonia V. Garcia.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 33 years of marriage, Yolanda C. Garcia of Benavides, Texas; his children, Wanda Yvette (A.R.) Canales of Benavides, his twins, Oscar Rene (Rita Miranda) Garcia Jr. and Jessica Renee (Javier) Cardenas, both of Alice, Texas, and Joe Anthony Garcia of Benavides, Texas; his sisters, Sylvia (Jose Omar) Hernandez of Benavides, Texas, and Maria Antonietta “Mari” (Ernesto) Garza of Robstown, Texas; his grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at Garza Funeral Home in San Diego, Texas, and Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church in Benavides, Texas with Father Andrew Hejdak as celebrant. Burial will follow at the Benavides Cemetery.

Garza Funeral Home of San Diego in charge of arrangements.