MISSION – Francisco X. Garcia, 73, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, at his home in Mission.
Mr. Garcia served in the U.S. Navy. He worked for the Mission Police Department and as a Hidalgo County sheriff’s deputy before going to work at Azteca milling where he remained for 29 years.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Maria Isela Garcia; children, Issa Isela Garcia, Irma Iris Garza, Ivonne I. Garcia, Marisela Hairston, Marisa Guerra, Patricia Vargas and Hector S. Guerra; siblings, Jaime Garcia and Thelma Hinojosa; and 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnoldo Garcia and Josefina Garza; brother, Manuel Arnoldo Garcia; and daughter, Rebecca Castañeda.
A funeral was held on Dec. 1 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial followed at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission.