Manuel Caballero Garza

Manuel C Garza obit picManuel Caballero Garza passed away on June 8, 2016 at age 77 after a short illness. He was born on March 29, 1939 in Runge, TX to Diego L. Garza and Aurora B. Caballero.  He attended public school in Runge.  On October 9, 1959, at age 20, he enlisted in the U.S. ARMY and served as a PFC; specialist 4.  He served his country in Greenland where he was stationed after basic training at Fort Benning Georgia.  He ended his time in the Army in 1965.  Mr. Garza married Evangeline “Angie” Salais, in October 1960 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church and was married for over 52 years.  Mr. Garza was owner and proprietor Of Garza’s Body Shop where he worked at his life passion of fixing and painting cars.  Mr. Garza is preceded in death by his wife, Angie Garza, daughter Diane, and his brother Raul. He leaves to cherish his memory, his brothers and sisters, Fidencio, Lydia, Patricia, Bert, Elvira, Diego, Alicia, Leroy, James and Cynthia, 8 grandchildren, plus a host of friends.  He will fondly be remembered because “the shop” was the place where all his friends would go to hang out after a long day of work.  He always enjoyed visiting with anyone who would stop by to just to have a drink, smoke a cigarette and talk.  If anyone needed to borrow something or do some mechanical work he was always willing to help.  He was a very giving person.  One thing he truly enjoyed was reading the daily newspaper from cover to cover.  He was always well informed.  Services are under the direction of Eckols Funeral Home, Inc. A Rosary will take place at 7:00PM on Sunday, June 12, followed by Mass of Resurrection at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be his brothers and friends.  Interment will take place at a later date.  Special Thanks to the staff at Bluebonnet Rehabilitation and Nursing Home for the special care that they gave to him in his last days.