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.
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.