ALICE, Texas - Simon G. Garcia Jr., 73, passed away May 17, 2007 in a Corpus Christi hospital after a long illness. He was a Tecolote resident for many years, a former owner of bars in the surrounding area and was a devoted brother and uncle. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Jose Benito, Adolfo, Erineo and Roman Garcia; one sister, Celia Garza; and one great-nephew, Vivian Garza.

He is survived by his two brothers, Leonel Garcia of Shepherd, Texas, and Adan Garcia of Cleveland, Texas; two sisters, Anita Nino of Baytown, Texas and Sara (Jim) Smith of Shepherd, Texas; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2007 and a Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. that evening at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home Chapel in Alice.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, May 21, 2007 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Alice. Serving as pallbearers will be his nephews. Burial will follow at the San Diego Cemetery 2 in San Diego, Texas.

Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.