In Memory

"Basilio" R. Garza, Jr

Basilio Garza, Jr

Victoria - Basilio Garza, Jr., 77, went to be with the Lord January 29, 2017 following a long battle with cancer.  He was born in Victoria, TX on November 14, 1939 to the late Basilio and Tiburcia Garza, Sr.  Basilio was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.  He retired from Safety Steel after 34 years of service.  He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Estella Garza; children; Martha L. Pena, Chris Garza, Bettina Garza (Joe) Barnes, Priscilla Garza Rocha and granson Edwin Ybarra, Jr,; siblings Raymond (Sue)Garza and Consuelo Amador; daughter-in-law Mary Frances Garza; 17 grandchilldren and 10 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Robert Garza; brother Guadalupe Garza; sister Andres Ricard and brother-in-law Amador Amador.

Visitation was held Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 5 - 7 pm at Grace Funeral Home and rosary recited at 7:00 pm.  Funeral Mass was held at 9:00 am Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, intermment followed at Delagarza Cemetery.

Pallbears were Edwin Ybarra, Jr. R obert B. Garza, Jr., Robert Mathis, Jose Jesus Sanchez, Roque Estrada, and Elezar Perez.  Honorary pallbearer was Joe Barnes.

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