October 21, 1929 - August 30, 2021
Rodolfo “Rudy” C. Garcia, Jr. age 91, passed away August 30, 2021, after a lengthy illness. Rudy is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Deldie Saenz Garcia. He was a long-time resident of Mission, Texas, having previously lived in McAllen a number of years. Rudy was born in Alice, Texas, to Rodolfo Garcia and Paula Cavazos Garcia who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Francisco Garcia, and his sister, Emma Garcia Suarez. Rudy is survived by his brother Armengol Garcia and wife, Eva, of Mission and many nieces and nephews. Rudy was well-known for his cooking skills and his golfing, as well as always entertaining relatives and friends. He was famous for his barbeques and created his own special sauce recipe. Rudy was an avid golfer and well-known in McAllen and Mission for being president of the Pan American Golf Association, President of the Valley Golf Association, tournament director for many years for the Knights of Columbus in McAllen, a member of the McAllen Parks and Recreation and the McAllen General Hospital Board. He also served many years as president of the Shary Golf Course Golf Association and the director for the Winter Texan Golf Tournament in Mission. Rudy was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, having been initiated into the Knights of Columbus in May of 1957, St. Joseph’s Council #3169, and later on joined the Fourth Degree Knights when he moved to McAllen. He served as captain of the Honor Guard for the K. of C. Assembly in McAllen. Once he moved to Mission, he served as a lector for St. Paul Catholic Church and was very active in the St. Paul’s Knights of Columbus Council #2698. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Ric Brown Family Funeral Home, 621 E. Griffin Parkway, Mission, Texas. Visitation will be Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 3-9 p.m. with a same day Rosary from 7-8 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Paul Catholic Church, 1119 N. Francisco Ave., Mission, will be at 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. September 10, 2021. Burial to follow at Rio Grande Veterans Cemetery, 2520 Inspiration Rd., Mission. Pallbearers will be Javier García, Miguel García, Javi García, Arturo Luna, Stephen Mason and Jacob Masón. Honorary Pallbearers will be Francisco “Paco” García, Richard Cantú, Jerry Saenz, Benjamin Saenz and Joel Solís. In lieu of flowers, please have a Mass said or donate to the charity of your choice. Due to the escalation of Covid-19, the family is requesting that visitors please wear masks.
Rodolfo “Rudy” C. Garcia, Jr. age 91, passed away August 30, 2021, after a lengthy illness. Rudy is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Deldie Saenz Garcia. He was a long-time resident of Mission, Texas, having previously... View Obituary & Service Information
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