In Memory

Robert Garcia

Robert Garcia

Robert Garcia, Jr, age 65, passed away Friday, June 5, 2015. Robert was born April 3, 1950 in Robstown, Texas to the late Roberto and Pauline Garcia. They relocated to Abilene when Robert was one year old. He graduated from Abilene High School in 1969. He was a loving big brother to his five siblings and his courage, compassion and guidance will be greatly missed. On June 11, 1977, Robert married Yolanda De Luna in Robstown. He worked as a Communications Technician at AT&T for 30+ years. Robert was a "weekend farmer" and enjoyed being outdoors. When he and Yolanda were not traveling, Robert could be found riding his Harley motorcycle or out back grilling some big, juicy burgers. He was a very faithful and loving friend to countless people, always willing to lend a hand. His greatest love in life was being with his wife Yolanda, his son Mike, daughter- in-law Robin, and his two grandsons, Zander and Ryder.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Roberto and Pauline Garcia and brother-in-law, John Resch. Survivors include his loving wife of 38 years, Yolanda De Luna Garcia; son and daughter-in-law, Mike B. and Robin Garcia of Abilene; grandchildren, Zander and Ryder Garcia; brothers, Ruben Garcia and wife Rosie of North Richland Hills, TX and Richard Garcia of Abilene; sisters, Yolanda Resch of Houston, Olga Chacon and husband Gilbert of Abilene and Dilly Garcia of Abilene, and Vicki De Luna of Austin who he considered a daughter.

Visitation will be held 6 pm to 8 pm Monday (today), June 8, 2015 at the Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South. Funeral Services will be 10 am Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at the Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home with Pastor Chris De Luna officiating. Burial will follow in the Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Garcia, Vicki De Luna, Ruben Garcia, Jessy Horton, Richard De Luna, Joe Pina, Levi Bernal, Garrett Stamper and Seth Stamper. If friends so desire, memorials donations in Robert's memory can be made to the American Heart Association.

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06/08/15 07:21 AM #1    

Steve Stegall

Had talked to Petty Hunter after last December holiday and we both commented about Garcia. Very grateful was able to get his number from Joel Loya. I phoned up Robert and enjoyed our conversation. May we all remember what preserves our friendships through the years, where we grew up and and who we knew --good hearted Robert, was one of them.

06/08/15 10:44 AM #2    

Ovelia Stokes (Campos)

Robert was a good friend in high school, but we lost touch for awhile.  Saw him at our class reunion and we remembered all the fun we had as Eagles.  Robert was always kind and lots of fun and I know his family will miss him.

Ovelia Stokes Campos

06/08/15 09:04 PM #3    

Billy Stevenson

Robert & I was good friend's our Sr. year at Abilene High School. I met Robert when I transferred from Woodson High School to Abilene High in 1969. Robert never met a stranger,he was friendly to everyone he ever met.Robert will truely be missed. May the Good Lord continue to be a Blessing to his Family, friend's & Classmates.

06/08/15 09:30 PM #4    

Cliff Thomas

Robert  Garcia was Great guy.and a friend , team mate, played side by side from grade school through AHS offensive  line . You could always count on a true friend that I will soarly Miss .lLove U Brother .!cant wait to see U  when The Lord Calls Me Home  Cliff Thomas .

06/09/15 09:05 AM #5    

Ysau Flores

Robert was a quite, awesome football player and good friend to all. May God Bless his Soul in Heaven.


06/09/15 11:26 AM #6    

Andrea Arauza (Townsend)

We will miss Robert's kind and gentle spirit. He was a loving father to his son, Michael, a grandfather who enjoyed his grandchildren, and a wonderful husband to his wife, Yolanda. 

06/09/15 04:54 PM #7    

Carol Kennedy (Hightower)

Karen Thomas Martin, Andrea Townsend, Joel Loya, and I attended the beautiful Memorial service for Robert.  Our prayers are with his family

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