David Guerrero Garcia, 54, passed away in peace on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, Texas; by his side was his loving wife Julissa Martinez, his precious children Lalo Garcia, Rosie Garcia, and Araceli Garcia. Many of David’s family friends were also present through his last journey; praying for peace and surrounding his children and wife with their devotion and adoration for an incredible man. David was met by his father Jesus Garcia Sr., and his mother Ynocencia Garcia, his beloved sister Trinidad Garcia, and his colorful father in law Alejandro Rene Martinez Sr. all of which passed peacefully before him.
David was born on November 12, 1962, in Mule Shoe, Texas to Jesus and Ynocencia Garcia. From the moment David came into this world, he brought joy and laughter triumphantly with him. As a young man, David loved to play football and was a team member of the Texas High School Football State Championship in 1981. David graduated from Brownwood High School in Brownwood, Texas. He proudly served in the United States Army. David worked for Ace Cash Express as the Information Technology Director for 16 years and will be truly missed by them as he was known as a vital asset in his profession.
David was a devoted and loving and husband to Julissa Martinez for 20 years. So many moments were shared between them, as they forged their life together in laughter, music, and true friendship. Their love and devotion to Christ brought three heavenly children to them; David was a proud father to David “Lalo” Garcia, age 19, Rosario “Rosie” Garcia, age 14, and Araceli Garcia, age 12. He was very active in his children’s lives and loved spending time making family memories with them. David would set out special days with his children, individually evolving and forming their lives with his precious time with them. His children have been instilled with the love of a devoted father, a love that transcends the physical form, and will forever be with them. David believed that a gathering was a celebration of family. David loved bringing people together; grilling out for his family and friends, playing basketball with his children, and watching a good football game. He spent many nights with his family and friends playing cards, board games, and laughing. David, his wife, and children loved to travel, go out to eat, and spend time together. David made every moment a memory to cherish.
David represented God’s love in the purest form. He was a friend to any person who met him. He had a kindness and a spirit that calmed any soul and a smile that was always infectious. You can find a story with every person who knew him telling you of his good deeds and acts. David had open arms for any friend; he would magically appear to help out a friend. David was a movie lover, one of his favorites was Young Guns, one he would watch with his son Lalo. David took all of his kids, nephews and nieces (and his adopted nephews and nieces) to movies, baseball games, the zoo, Six Flags, and go carting. He was a father to so many children, and many children called him “Tio David.”
David loved music and was known for having such a variety to suit every friend and every mood. His children took that love of music and had found how much it brings family and friends together. There was never a barbecue, game night, dance, card game night, or gathering without the joy of his presence. His booming voice and laughter filled the room and made everyone feel at home.
David was a wonderful uncle and Godfather to many nieces and nephews, was the best man in many weddings, and enjoyed every minute of it. When he would make a toast, he could bring the room to tears followed by joyous laughter.
David is survived by and will be missed by his siblings Isaac (Gracie) Garcia, Ophelia Peña, Jesse Garcia, and Rosalinda (Emilio) Rodriguez, and Trinidad Garcia, who is deceased.
Visitation will be at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home on Friday, January 13, 2017, from 5-7 p.m. with a Rosary ceremony starting at 7 p.m.
The funeral mass will be at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Saturday, January 14, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in Waxahachie, TX.
Pallbearers will be led by his son, Lalo Garcia, and his loving nephews will carry David, Emilio “EJ” Rodriguez, Jr., Alejandro Rene Martinez III, Miguel “Mikey” Martinez, Carlos Nicholas Martinez, Specialist Giovanni Tomassi, Vincenzo Tomassi and his niece, Laura Bricelda Casas.
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Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 511 W. Main St. Waxahachie, 75165