December 18, 1929 ~ October 31, 2022

Born in: Mission , Texas
Resided in: San Antonio, Texas

Our precious Dad, Rodolfo “Rudy” Garcia, passed away on Monday, October 31st, 2022 at the age of 92.  After several months of declining health, he died peacefully surrounded by his beloved family.

Dad was born on December 18, 1929 to Victoria and Rafael Garcia in Mission, Texas, and was the oldest of 10 children.  His childhood was humble yet full of love, family and hard work.  At a young age, he had to stop going to school to help his Dad. He labored on an orange tree farm, watering the fields and then harvesting. He would cut wood for his Dad to sell, take care of animals, like milking cows and then go to sell the milk. He also helped his Mom with some household chores. He enjoyed and felt good about helping his parents. This instilled the work ethic that carried him throughout his life.

As he got older, he worked first at a piano store called Harmony House, then worked over 20 years at chemical plants, Hayes-Sammons and Helena Chemical. He married young to his first wife, Francisca, who is deceased. She gave him his three sons: Rodolfo Jr, Rolando, and Rafael.  His second wife who is also deceased, Teodora Mercedes, gave him Rebeca, Elia and Robert including Juan, Rosa, Gerardo, and Laura.

In his life, he went through many trials and hardships, but they led him to his greatest testimony. When he came to know the Lord and was born again, his life was changed. He loved to worship and would not hold back in giving God the praise for what He did in his life. He loved his family so much.  He enjoyed visiting people, praying for the sick and witnessing to as many people about the Lord. Dad was a devoted husband, loving father, caring grandpa/Tito, faithful brother/ friend and servant of God.

And because his life was changed, we have the great example that God can transform any life today and throughout generations to come. His great testimony and legacy will remain forever. Rodolfo is preceded in death by his wife, Teodora M. Garcia; sons, Rudy and Rafael Garcia; grandchildren, Marty and Tristen Olivia; great-grandchild, Andresito; brothers, Jose Garcia Ambrosio, Rafaelito and Paulito; sisters, Baby Alicia and Guadalupe Guerrero.

Left to carry on his memory and legacy are his children, Roland (Barbara) Garcia, Roberto (Teresa) Garcia, Rebeca (Brandon) Cox and Elia (Rodney) Blue, Rosa, Juan, Gerardo and Laura; daughter-in-law, Juanita Garcia; sisters, Victoria Olivarez, Anjelita Gomez and Anselmo Garcia; grandchildren, Sara, Raquel, Marcos, Roland Jr., Deyanira, Kaleb, Konner, Tyler, Haley, Kendall, Tami, Rey, Guillermo Jr., Itzel, Denise, Juan Jr., Gerardo, Jorge, Starlet, Alan, Ivan and Michelle; great-grandchildren, David, Maritza, Sasha, Mia, J.R., Marcos Jr., Danny, Corben, Marlee, Maeleigh, Stormy, Liam, Ari, Jasmin, Victoria, Sara, Natalia, Ian and Mateo; great-great granddaughter, Amara; extended family and friends.

Services

Visitation: November 3, 2022 12:00 - 2:00 pm

MeadowLawn Funeral Home
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States

78220
www.meadowlawnmemorialpark.com

Funeral Service: November 3, 2022 2:00 pm

MeadowLawn Funeral Home
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States

78220
www.meadowlawnmemorialpark.com

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  1. I love Bro Garcia…He always asked about me…I am sorry for this tremendous loss but Bro Garcia you have won your race and your Father is now saying “Well done my good and faithful servant”….my prayers are with the family.
    Pati Zimmermann

  2. I was blessed to know Bro Rudy. We would sit and talk for hours when he was feeling good. He could always make me laugh out loud! On days when he didn’t feel to good, we would just sit together, talk some, thankful we could share quiet time together. I would hold his hand( it was always cold) and squeeze it very once in awhile letting him know I was still there. I will miss you my friend. Will see you again one day and we will praise the Lord together, forever.

  3. I will not be able to attend the funeral due to a medical procedure. I so love this family and loved Bro Garcia. I am sorry for your loss. Heaven has gained a jewel of a man. I am praying for the family.
    Sis. Wallace

  4. We want to extend our condolences for the loss of your father. We pray for peace and comfort during this time of grief. Mom and I both love you guys. We wish we could be there for you but are unable too.
    Aunt Nelda and Tammi

  5. I will always remember his legacy of worship. Now he is with Jesus and probably running circles of worship around Him.

  6. God receive this great man of God. Brother Garcia you were such a blessing to your family and so many other people in your amazing life. I pray the Lord will give peace to those you have left behind.

  7. So sorry for your loss . Bro Garcia was one of the greatest men I knew. Praying for you all. I would be there but I am out of town. Hugs to the family.

  8. CandleImageSo sorry to hear about the passing of Brother García , we will missing,him, love his way of worshiping the Lord. Can’t be there in person, but our prayers are with the family , may God comfort and bring resignation, to your souls God bless you pastor and sister Cox and Family from Juan and Margarita Esparza

  9. CandleImageThe Brunson family would like to extend our condolences, prayers, and love to the Cox family in this time. In the short time that we have known Mr. Garcia, we found that he had the most wonderful smile. I am thankful I had the opportunity to sit by him in church and worship with him. May God continue to let his sweet spirit shine in the heart of his family. May his comfort, joy, and love overshadow you all in this most difficult time. With Love, The Brunsons

  10. Bro. Rudy was a sweet man that loved God. It was always a pleasure to see him. I know he will be greatly missed! Prayers for the family.

    Cherie Lott

  11. CandleImageDescansa en paz Rodolfo un abrazo hasta el cielo, dicen que cuando muere una persona se cuenta lo bueno que era en vida pero si hay que decirlo tuve muy pocos momentos contigo pero eso reflejabas eras un ser de luz y ahora brillaras por simpre duerme ya que aki estaremos recordandote siempre, estarás en nuestros corazónes a mis hermanos les mando una abrazo con mucho cariño y a toda la familia mi más sentido pésame nos estamos en físico pero mi corazón está con todos ustedes.

  12. The Fuentes Family will like to send our condolences to the family. Keeping the family in our warmest deepest thoughts as they navigate through this difficult time. He was a wonderful,sweet and thoughtful person. ❤

  13. We want to extend our condolences to your family for the loss of your Father. We remember Bro. Garcia and his great spirit during praise and worship service. May God comfort and keep your family through this time of loss.

    Richard and Corie Herrera

  14. Praying for your sweet family. I will miss seeing your precious dad’s cheerful heart while leaving services. What a blessing to have had parents who love and obey God.❤️ Rejoicing with you in knowing their eternal hope.

  15. I always enjoyed our conversations in Spanish. I rejoiced with him when he worshipped. I appreciated his prayer life and optimism. Our prayers are with all of you. love you.

  16. Bro. Garcia had a sweet and gentle spirit that was welcoming every time that I had a chance to talk to him. My prayers are with the family.

  17. Our family would like to extended our deepest condolences to the Cox and Garcia family. It was a pleasure meeting Bro. Garcia. I will forever hold dear being able to join his family in singing Spanish corritos with him. His smile was contagious and brought me so much joy. I pray the Lord provide comfort, peace and strength for the family. We love you!

  18. Our family would like to extend our deepest condolences to the Cox and Garcia family. It was a pleasure meeting Bro. Garcia. His smile was contagious and brought joy to my heart. I will hold dear the memory of being able to join the family and sing corritos with him recently. I pray the peace of the Lord over the family during this season. We love you.

  19. Bro Garcia was a very nice, God-fearing man…it was a joy to converse with him…he usually had interesting facts about his life that he shared…enjoyed interacting with him…what a blessing…

  20. CandleImageOur deepest condolences to you and your family. May God give you strength during this
    difficult time. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Javier Barrera and Family

  21. CandleImageWhat a blessing to have Mr. Rudy with y’all through age 92! What changes he experienced in his lifetime that he could share, especially his love for God! Never hesitate to talk about him, share memories and feel his presence with God’s loving arms around you!
    Praying for y’all.

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