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Jose Sanchez Garcia

May 11, 1949 ~ February 20, 2019 (age 69)

Jose S. Garcia 69 passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at his home surrounded by family.  He was born in San Benito on May 11, 1949 to Ignacio and Juana Sanchez Garcia.

Jose was a retired high school teacher having taught at Harlingen South High School.  He had a love for fishing and member of the Coastal Conservation Association. His other hobbies included football, astronomy, auto mechanics, construction, electrical and plumbing. 

His parents and two siblings precede Jose in death.

Left to cherish his memory will be his wife San Juanita Garcia, children: Johanna Marie (John Perez) Pena, Mindy Annette Garcia, Joe (Evelyn Flores) Garcia, Jr.; grandchildren: Rolando Pena, Jr., Jesse Jose Pena, Jacob Pena, Destiny Garcia, Jolynn Garcia, Jazlyn Garcia, and Julianna Garcia; and 12 siblings.

Visitation for Jose started on Thursday, February 21st and will continue on Friday, February 22nd starting at 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be Friday evening at 7:00 p.m.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at San Benito Funeral Home. 

Honor to serve as pallbearers will be Joe Garcia Jr., John Perez, Rolando Pena, Jr., Jesse Jose Pena, Jacob Pena, and Pedro V. Niabes.

Special thanks to CCU at VBMC, Ricky, Ramiro, Margaret, Cary and attending Physicians, Greater Valley Hospice and the staff at San Benito Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of San Benito Funeral Home, 1400 W. Business 77, San Benito, Texas 956.361.9192  You may visit Jose’s tribute at

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