Antonio M. Garcia


Antonio M. Garcia

Antonio M. Garcia, 68, of Diboll, was born September 25, 1939, in Sevina, Michocan, Mexico, the son of the late Gregoria (Miranda) and Carlos Vargas Garcia. He passed away Friday, June 6, 2008, in a local hospital.

Mr. Garcia worked as a machine operator for Temple Inland. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and music. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Diboll.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Rosa Espino Garcia of Diboll; sons and daughters-in-law, Tony Jr. and Desiree Garcia of Lufkin, Jesse and Melanie Garcia of Livingston and Jaime and Dusti Garcia of Diboll; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Manuel Concha of Diboll, Bertha and Tony Carroll of Tenaha and Rosalina and Jorge Servin of Diboll; brother and sister-in-law, Carlos M. and Adelina Garcia of Nacogdoches; sister, Josephine Garcia Mendez of Mexico; 12 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and a number of other family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Garcia was preceded in death by his brother, Rosendo Garcia.

Pallbearers will be Tony Garcia, Jr., Jaime Garcia, Jesse Garcia, Manuel Concha, Tony Carroll, Jorge Servin, Matthew Aparicio and Quinton Huiet.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, with Father Victor Harmon, M.S., officiant. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.

Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Monday evening in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel. Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 6:00 p.m. Monday evening.

Gipson Funeral Home; Randall Scogin, director