Joe M. Garza
Joe M. Garza passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2011, in Floresville, Texas, at the age of 71 years, 1 month, and 26 days. He was born in Pleasanton on Feb. 25, 1940, to Jesus Garza and Maria Martinez.
Joe was a Floresville resident for 41 years. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Floresville and a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his two sisters, Anita and Carmen.
Joe is survived by his daughters, Elisa Garza and Jaime Rodriguez, Jo Ann Morones and husband Mario, and Corry Lucio and husband Pete Lucio III, all of Floresville; his sisters, Carmelita Quintanilla of Floresville and Elisa Van Norwick of Jourdanton; his brothers, Raymond Garza and Jesse Garza, both of Pleasanton; his grandchildren, Caylen R. Lucio, Jacob R. Lucio, Bradley J. Rodriguez, Vanessa M. Rodriguez, Brooke N. Rodriguez, Heather R. Rodriguez, and Angel R. Morones; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A rosary was recited on Monday, April 25, at 7 p.m. in the Franklin Funeral Home Chapel in Floresville.
A Mass was celebrated on Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Phil Henning officiating.
Interment with full military honors followed in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Floresville.
Pallbearers and motorcycle escorts were The Vietnam Veterans of America, Alamo Chapter 366.