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Obituary – Robert “Bobby” Edward Garza

It is with great sadness that the family of Robert “Bobby” Edward Garza announce his unexpected passing on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at the age of 66.  Bobby will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 40 years Melinda, his children Nathaniel (Clarissa) and Ruby.  He will also be fondly remembered by his two grandchildren, Audrey and Michael, who were the loves of his life.

Bobby was born September 19, 1953 in Mission, Texas where he grew up and graduated from Mission High School in 1971. He and his wife relocated to San Antonio in 1978 where he worked as an electrician and together, they started an electrical contracting business, BG Electric, which had been in operation since 2005.

Robert E. Garza

Fishing & Hunting were his passion, especially with his brother Dickey, family and friends. Anytime he could, he would take a trip out to the coast or the ranch for a little fun. He also enjoyed traveling to the valley for holidays and special occasions.

Bobby was a die-hard sports fan.  His favorite teams were the San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Cowboys. As true fan, his motto was “Win, Lose or Tie, I’m a Fan ‘til I Die.”  He was an avid music lover and a collector of Beatles music and memorabilia.  He considered the Beatles the greatest musical group of all time. – “There are places I’ll remember All my life, though some have changed…”- John Lennon & Paul McCartney

In the last few years, he was a fighter, a true warrior and was determined to live life to its fullest. And that he did.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Eddie & Grace Garza of Mission. He is one (#4) of eight children and is survived by six sisters and one brother:  Gloria (Gutierrez) and Linda (Alaniz) from San Antonio, Cynthia (Tom) Weber from Corpus Christi, Iris (Moises) Iglesias from Mission, Richard Garza from Corpus Christi, Mary (Ray) Flores from Mission and Christine Garza from Corpus Christi.  He is also loved by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews living throughout the country.

“In my life, I love you more” – John Lennon & Paul McCartney

A Celebration of Life will be held in San Antonio on Saturday, August 8th. Details for a Memorial Service in Mission will be announced by the family at later date.


  1. Richard l Garza on July 17, 2020 at 8:35 am

    Miss you brother may you Rip keep an eye on all of us

  2. Alice Valverde Tutt on July 17, 2020 at 9:15 am

    My deepest condolences at the beyond sad loss. Sending love.

  3. Rolando X Canales on July 17, 2020 at 10:27 am

    My deepest condolences to the Garza Family. May God’s Grace strengthen you during this difficult time. Prayers for Robert..🙏🏼

  4. Sylvia Trevino Garza on July 17, 2020 at 10:37 am

    My Deepest Condolences and Prayers to the Garza
    Family n Loved One’s… May Bob Rest in Peace

  5. Silvia Valadrz Robinson on July 17, 2020 at 10:48 am

    My condolences to the family. May he RIP.

    • Bertha I Rivas on July 17, 2020 at 3:57 pm

      My deepest condolences. May his memory be for a blessing.

  6. Wanda McPherson on July 17, 2020 at 11:08 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss… So many memories of the Garza And McPherson kids playing either at our corner or yours. I pray for Melinda and his family and for all his siblings. My heart goes out to all of you. 🙏💜🙏💜

  7. Roy Diaz on July 17, 2020 at 11:34 am

    My dearest condolences to the Garza Family! Have so many great memories! They were always awesome times together! Just spoke with him about 1 week ago and said he was doing well, we laughed a lot, Still shockedRIP Brother!!!

  8. Carlos Femat on July 17, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    My deepest condolences for the loss of your brother to the Garza family. Les mando un fuerte abrazo.

  9. George and Norma Mehis on July 17, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    Our deepest condolences to the Garza Family. Many Blessings. RIP Bobby! 🙏❤

  10. Kathy McClain on July 17, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    Garza family,
    We were all so close growing up and going to St. Paul’s we were all like brothers and sisters.
    Bobby was a year younger than Cynthia and I, but the school was small and we all played together, no matter what grade or age.
    I have so many good memories of your wonderful. This is a loss to all of you and your extended family, us.

    • Yolanda Guerrero Villarreal on July 18, 2020 at 10:27 am

      Our condolences and May the Blessings and Peace of Christ be with you Bobby and his loving family. Amen

  11. Minerva Muratore on July 18, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    Rest In Peace Bobby, My deepest condolences to the Garza family

  12. Linda Donahue on July 19, 2020 at 2:53 am

    My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family Linda 💗

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