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Guadalupe R. Garcia Sr.

January 9, 1934 ~ August 2, 2022 (age 88)

Obituary

 Guadalupe (Lupe)  Rivero Garcia Sr.

Devoted and loving husband, dad, grandpa and great grandpa.

 

Guadalupe R Garcia Sr. peacefully passed Tuesday August 2, 2022, at the youthful age of 88. Up until his last days he still jokingly said he was 29 years old which always brought a laugh to his wife and children. He was born to Alvino Martinez Garcia and Jesusita Rivero on January 9, 1934, in Eldorado Texas and was one of sixteen children.

In February of 1963 he met our mom in Taylor Texas at a dance. He always said it was love at first sight and knew from the moment he saw her she was going to be the one he would marry. After months of corresponding love letters and visits to Taylor he asked for her hand in marriage, and they said their vows on January 18, 1964. Their marriage was the true definition of what a loyal, loving, and dedicated marriage is supposed to be. For 58 years the two of them supported one another, love each other, and never left each other’s side. Together they had and raised 4 children, who he was so very proud of and was sure to brag about and tell stories of how proud he was of each one. His wife and his children were his greatest gifts and accomplishments. His love for his family was undeniably the thing he treasured most aside from his love for God. In 1961 he and his wife moved to Killen to start a family and his career as a barber. His career spanned from 1960 to his retirement in 2015. He worked on Fort Hood Texas on the military base for the start of his career and then later opened his own barber shop and successfully continued to do what he loved until his retirement. Guadalupe was a member of St Joseph’s Catholic Church, serving as a Eucharistic minister and as an altar boy leader. Aside from his love for his church community he was also a man of many hobbies including carpentry, hunting, hiking in the woods with his wife and kids, planting, and yard work, and doing ceramics with his wife.

Guadalupe was well known for his kind heart, his soft-spoken voice, his incredibly strong Faith in God, and his love for his family and friends. He was truly like no other. His teachings of his faith and love for God was passed on to his children, many other family members and even friends. His legacy will continue.

Guadalupe is proceeded in death by his parents, and fourteen siblings.

He is survived by his Wife, Eluteria Garcia, daughter, Maria Garcia, daughter, Diana Garcia Lesieur and husband David, Son Lupe Garcia and wife Debra, Daughter Conchita Garcia and wife Lisa, and their loving dog Canela.

 Grandchildren Joshua, Zachary, Nathan, Victoria, Alex, Branden, Curtis, Guadalupe Garcia III, Azalyah, Greg, Austin, Zoe, Mason, and ten great grandchildren

Pallbearers will be, Nathan Garcia, Alex Garcia, Guadalupe Garcia III, Zachary Twaddle, Branden Miers, Mason Cahanap. Honorary Pallbearer is E-2 Seaman Joshua G Twaddle.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
August 5, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Harper-Talasek Funeral Home Chapel
506 N. 38th Street
Killeen, TX 76543

Recitation of the Rosary
Friday
August 5, 2022

7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Harper-Talasek Funeral Home Chapel
506 N. 38th Street
Killeen, TX 76543

Funeral Mass
Saturday
August 6, 2022

10:00 AM
Saint Joseph Catholic Church
2903 E Rancier
Killeen, TX 76543

Committal
Saturday
August 6, 2022

11:15 AM
Killeen City Cemetery
2800 E. Rancier Ave.
Killeen, TX 76543

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