MISSION – Oscar Garza, 92, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015. Oscar was born in Mission on August 9, 1922 to Emilia Reyna Garza and Anastacio Garza.
He was proud to have graduated from Mission High School in 1942 with Tom Landry as a classmate. He served his country in World War II as a Sgt. in the Army/Air Force. He was stationed in Sheppard Field in Wichita Falls where he met the love of his life, Jean. After moving back to Mission he worked at Barrera Supply for many years then retired from McAllen Motor Mart, where he worked in the parts department. He was a life-time chartered member of the Catholic War Veterans, Roberto Gonzalez Post 1065 and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Jean Garza of Mission; his sons, Daniel Garza of Mission and Larry E. Garza of Brownsville; his brother, Gavino Garza of Mission and Ricardo Garza of Seguin; his sister, Maria Magdalena Silvas of Mission; four grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Oscar is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Guadalupe Garza; and his sisters, Sofia Garza Hernandez and Olivia Garza Gonzalez.
Honored to serve as pallbearers are Larry E. Garza, Ricardo Garza, Michael Garza, Dr. Jonathan A. Garza, Nicholas Gutierrez and Matthew Garza.
Visitation will be held from 3 p.m.-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary, today, April 8, at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 9, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mission.