Antonio Garcia
Antonio Garcia

Obituary of Antonio Garcia

Antonio Garcia, of Los Fresnos, Texas, known affectionately to friends and family as “Toby,” passed away peacefully on Friday, March 22, 2019, at the age of 73.


Toby was born on Sunday, June 10, 1945 in Los Fresnos, TX to Guillermo and Angelina Garcia. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, second mother Connie Garcia, brothers Willie Garcia and Alfonso Garcia and sister Emma Garcia.


Antonio’s surviving family members include his son, Ramon Palmino Garcia; daughters, Marcy Wolf, Rosie Miller, Banesa Tona, Jeanet Rayo, Daisey Rayo and Estrella Rayo; brothers, Vinicio Garcia, Efrain Garcia, Ambrosio Garcia and Polo Garcia; sisters, Leticia Benavides, Emilia Flores, Irma Zamora, Sylvia Escalante and Nohemi Garcia; sixteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Toby will forever be fondly remembered by his large extended family and wide circle of friends.


Toby spent most of his life farming. He would plow, disc, plant, fertilize, water, weed and harvest until the sun went down, then finish off a hard day’s work with a long walk back to the shop across a dusty field in the dead of night. Early the following morning, he’d rise at the crack of dawn with a spring in his step and a smile on his face and do it all over again.


Toby enjoyed the simple pleasures in life such as: spending time with family and friends, tinkering with motors and machinery, watching sports, traveling and going out to eat. His favorite sports teams were the Boise State Broncos and the Dallas Cowboys. Toby was also an avid dart player whose sure eye and unerring hand earned him several first-place tournament trophies throughout his life.


Perhaps Toby’s greatest quality was his kind and generous nature. When going out to eat with a group of family or friends, he could invariably be counted upon to pick up the check. Whenever a loved one found themselves out in the cold and needing a warm place to hang their hat, Toby’s door was forever open. If a relative or other acquaintance was going through a rough patch in life, Toby was always there to offer a sympathetic ear, kind word and a helping hand.


A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 10th, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Thomae-Garza Funeral Home in San Benito, Texas. The public is welcome. The inurnment of his ashes will follow at Los Cuates Community Cemetery in Los Fresnos, Texas.


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Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Thomae-Garza Funeral Home and Crematory, 395 S. Sam Houston, San Benito, Texas, (956) 399-1331.

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Memorial Service

10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Thomae-Garza Funeral Home
395 S. Sam Houston
San Benito, Texas, United States


Los Cuates Cemetery
old alice rd, 1575
Los Fresnos, Texas, United States
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