Rosary for Demencio "Mr. Dan" Garcia 85 of Tahoka will be today at 7 PM at Calvillo Funeral Home-Tahoka, Funeral mass will be on Friday at 10 AM at St. Jude Catholic Church with Father Edward Teo officiating. Burial will be in Nevels Cemetery under the direction of Calvillo Funeral Home.
Mr. Dan went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 26, 2014. He was born on February 14, 1929 in Carrizo Springs, Texas to the late Atilano and San Juana Garcia.
He married Guadalupe "Lupe" DeLeon on August 2,1955 in Tahoka.
Mr Dan retired from the City of Tahoka in 1994 where he had been a maintenance supervisor for 27 years. After retiring he worked for Calvillo Funeral Home as a Funeral Directors Assistant. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church where he had served his church as President of the Mens Organization and Vice President after. He was a Crusillista. He was a past member of The South Plains Community Action Committee. Mr. Dan loved to garden vegetables often having a great harvest.
One of Dan's passions was his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife Lupe Garcia of Tahoka, three sons Atilano "Tilo" and Irma Garcia of Lubbock, Alfredo "Freddie" and Eloise Garcia of Lubbock, Antonio "Tony" and Sarah Garcia of Tahoka, four daughters Julia Charo of Tahoka, Olga and Cruz Rivas of Tahoka, Carmen and Rickey Chapa of Tahoka, Marie Garcia of Shallowater, a brother Johnny and Mary Garcia of Taylor, 18 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be his 8 grandsons, Michael Solorzano, Rudy Solorzano, Demencio Solorzano, John Fred Solorzano, Zack Lerma, Timothy Garcia, Kolby Soria and Evan Soria honorary pallbearers will be his granddaughters, Daniela Garcia, Melissa Garcia, Nikki Garcia, Lisa Caldwell (Matthew Caldwell), Lori Garcia (David Lee Lopez), Brittany Garcia, Diedre Charo (David Arrellano), Victoria Charo, Kristi Love (David Love) and Marissa Chapa (Jacob Ramos).