RIO GRANDE CITY - BENJAMIN GARCIA, 53 DIED ON MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 AT MCALLEN MEDICAL CENTER, TX. SANCHEZ FUNERAL HOME OF RIO GRANDE CITY WILL BE IN CHARGE OF HIS FUNERAL ARRANGEMENT.
Rio Grande City, Texas --- Benjamin Garcia 53, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019 at McAllen Medical Center in McAllen Tx.
Benjamin was born in Mission, Tx and raised in Rio Grande City. He started working with his father in construction at only 6 yrs old. He loved spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, woodwork, and working on his property.
Benjamin was a member of the graduating class of 1984. He enlisted in the Army Reserves where he served for 9 years. His service took him to Korea, Honduras, and Kuwait for Operation Desert Storm. He was Honorably Discharged in 1992 as an E5 Sergeant. He attained a bachelor degree in Agricultural Science. He worked in refineries as a trained welder and then continued his education in Occupational Health and Safety (OHST). He loved his work as a Safety Supervisor in Industrial Construction.
Benjamin is preceded in death by his grandparents; stepson, Roberto E. Guevara of Zapata, TX.
Benjamin is survived by his wife, Rachel R. Garcia; parents, George & Maria G. Garcia Jr.; sister, Sylvia (Kino) Vela; sons, Alex M. (Michaela) Garcia and Eric M. (Patricia) Valdez; nieces, Savannah (Noe) Garcia and Violet Vela; daughters-in-law, Marizol Guevara and Michaela Garcia; grandchildren, Roberto A. Guevara, Roslyn M. Guevara, Aria R. Guevara, and Aleela M. Garcia.
Sanchez Funeral Home of Rio Grande City will be in charge of his funeral arrangements. Please call 956-487-2525 for more information on services.