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Evaristo Garcia

January 4, 1928 — June 10, 2021

Evaristo García peacefully passed into eternal life on June 10, 2021 at the age of 93. He was born on January 4, 1928 to the late Elías García and Guadalupe García in San Benito/Los Indios, Texas.

As a young adult, Evaristo served in the U.S. Army during World War II attaining the rank of Sergeant.  He was awarded the American Theatre Campaign Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, Victory Ribbon, and a Service Stripe.  Later, he was employed by the Texas Highway Department (TXDOT) from which he retired after 30 years of dedicated service.

Evaristo loved giving of his time to youth by coaching Little League and as Scout Master of Troop 121.  In his leisure time, he enjoyed gardening. Evaristo was a devout Christian and a longtime member of Iglesia Presbiteriana Getsemaní of San Benito. He faithfully served as the church caretaker for over 30 years.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Magdalena Garza; brother and sister-in-law, Elias (Eufemia) García, brother and sister-in-law, Raúl (Angelita) García; sister and brother-in-law, Olivia (Moses) García.

Left to treasure Evaristo’s memory is his loving wife, Leonila H. García; children, Evaristo Chris (Becky) García, Jr. and Bitsy G. (Félix) Mendoza; grandchildren, Aaron S. (Jill) Garcia, O

mar D. (Vicki) García, John Matthew Mendoza, Ben D. (Jenn) Mendoza; great-grandchildren, Corbin J. García, Caleb A. García, Josiah A. García, Asher L. García, Eli J. García, Gabriel I. García, Seth E. García, Madeline G. García, Roman S. García, Mia M. Mendoza, and Lilyana L. Mendoza; sister, Raquel García.  Evaristo is also survived by his pet cat, Patches, and dog, Harley.

The Garcia family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home.  The chapel will be available again on Thursday, July 17, 2021, beginning at 8:30 a.m., for guests to pay their respects.  A funeral service will begin at 2 o’clock on Thursday afternoon in the Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home Chapel. Following the service, Evaristo will be laid to rest at Mont Meta Memorial Park. The American Vietnam Veterans, Post 1 Honor Guard will render military honors.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Aaron S. García, Matt Mendoza, Ben Mendoza, Nathan García, Aaron García and Marco González.  Honorary pallbearers are Roy Garza and Guadalupe González.

Evaristo’s family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Carlos Muñoz, MD, Dr. Kiranmaye Balapala, MD, United Hospice & Palliative Care, and the Veterans Administration.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home, 1400 W. Business 77, San Benito, Texas 78586. www.sanbenitofuneralhome.com 956.291.4644

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Family present for visitation

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home

1400 West Business 77, San Benito, TX 78586

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Visitation

Thursday, June 17, 2021

8:30am - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home

1400 West Business 77, San Benito, TX 78586

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Chapel Service

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home

1400 West Business 77, San Benito, TX 78586

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Interment with full military honors

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

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