David Luna Garcia Sr. went home with our Heavenly Father on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at the age of 65, surrounded by his family.
David was born September 4, 1956, to Celestino C. Garcia Sr. and Aurelia Luna in Merkel, Texas. He served in the United States Army and worked in the oilfield with Pool Company. He played semi-pro baseball with the Mereta Mustangs as a pitcher. David coached for his children and grandchildren in basketball, baseball, and football and led his teams to many championships.
David loved to cook and was well known for his briskets and hamburgers, and he would barbeque for any occasion rain, sleet, snow, or cold. Even when David was in ill health and in pain, he would go out of his way to help anyone in need. He was skilled in construction and painting, and felt his calling was to renovate churches until his health began to fail.
David is survived by his wife of 36 years, Gwendolyn Ford Garcia and children David Garcia Jr. and wife Cyndi, Michel’ Jasso and husband Michael, Brandon Garcia, Reginald Garcia, and Emerald Shine and husband James, grandchildren; Ryan Jasso, Jacob Jasso, Jeremiah Jasso, Mya Garcia, Damien Duarte-Garcia, Jalyssa Duarte-Garcia, Aryanna Cook, Zaporah Gray, Ariyannah Shine, Anayah Shine, Hendrix Garcia, Arlo Garcia, Koli Lott, Hillary Garcia, Shania Garcia, Sapphire Garcia, and Casey Astleford, great grandchildren; Kai Medina, Peach Silva, Remi Astleford, Jyler Juarez, and Quinton Jasso, siblings; brother, John Garcia and sisters Eva Garcia, and Juanita McGrew. David is also survived by a special niece, Graciela Suiters and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Celestino C. Garcia Jr. The family wishes to extend special thanks to Dr. Rudy Haddad, Dr. Christopher Haddad, Dr. Antoine Ghaby, Dr. John Goritsas, and the nursing staff on the 6th floor and ICU at Shannon Medical Center North.
A celebration of David's life and the love his family has for him is planned for Saturday, April 23, 2022, 1:00 p.m. at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 721 West 19th Street, San Angelo, Texas 76903.
David's indomitable spirit encouraged his family and friends to persist in the face of many struggles, he will be missed but not forgotten
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