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Manuel G. Garcia, 92, was born on September 5, 1931, to his parents, Venancio and Manuela Gonzalez Garcia, in Lampazos, Nuevo León, Mexico. Manuel was called by the Lord on November 4, 2023, and was met at Heaven’s gate by his loving wife, Rosa Berta Garcia.
Manuel’s memory will be cherished by his children, Hilda Loveless, Manuel Garcia Jr. (Gracie), Esteban Garcia (Ester), and Eva Thayn (Corey); his grandchildren, Joshua Garcia, Jeremiah Garcia, Krystal Loveless, Kevin Loveless, Jennifer Naylor, April Owens, Amanda Foss, Justin Loveless, Bryan Garcia, Jacqueline Garcia- Joslin, Erica Garcia Ginnett, Esteban Garcia Jr., Alyssa Wright, Kayla Bartholomew, Zac Thayn, and Hannah Searle; and 30 great-grandchildren; along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Manuel was preceded in death by his beloved wife, the love of his life of 48 years, Rosa Berta Garcia; his daughter Rosie; his parents, Venancio and Manuela Garcia; and his siblings, Rafael, Pedro, Ignacio, Evarista, Venancio, Pablo, Esteban, Juan, Felipe Garcia, and Rosa Ortega.
Manuel was known for his strong work ethic and dedication. He spent many years working in the oilfield, where he was recognized and awarded for his commitment and diligence. He also served the community as a butcher at the Alice Meat Packing Company and retired after many years as a custodian for the Alice Independent School District.
Despite having only a second-grade education, Manuel was a lifelong learner. He taught himself to read and write, a testament to his determination. From a young age, he enjoyed ranching and tending to his cows and goats. He was a devoted fan of the Dallas Cowboys. However, his greatest joy was his family. He cherished every moment spent with them, especially during Christmas, a time of unity and celebration.
Manuel was also a man of deep faith. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where he taught Spanish Sunday School classes and baptized many of his grandchildren. His faith-filled life was an inspiration to all who knew him, demonstrating his unwavering trust in God and his commitment to serving others.
Manuel taught the virtues of hard work, honesty, respect, perseverance, and determination through his actions. He was always willing to lend a hand or share what he had with others, with a kind loving heart. His legacy of love, faith, and hard work will continue to inspire his family and all who had the privilege of knowing him. He will be deeply missed.
Manuel’s family will receive condolences on Friday, November 10, 2023, at Trevino Funeral Home Alice, 120 E. Front St., from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM; with Prayer service at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM; with Prayer service and Eulogy beginning at 10:00 AM followed by a Christian burial at Old Collins Cemetery.
Honoring Manuel as pallbearers are Jeremiah Garcia, Zeke Garcia, Cy Garcia, Bryan Garcia, Esteban Garcia Jr., Zac Thayn, Kevin Loveless, and Justin Loveless.
To leave your condolences for the family of Manuel G. Garcia, share your memories, or visit his tribute wall, please go to www.trevinofuneralhome.net.