Harlingen: Homero Garcia, 55, passed away at his home on Monday, January 18th, 2021. Homero was born on December 25th, 1965; the best Christmas present to his parents, Pablo and Minerva Garcia, of Harlingen, Texas. Homero grew up in Harlingen, where he excelled in football. He was named the Coakley Junior High Football Hero and played all four years of high school for the Harlingen Cardinals.
Homero was determined to become a United States Marine from the time he was a young child, so he enlisted as soon as he graduated high school. Homero was very bright and could master a trade very quickly. He reached to be Legal Chief in his beloved Marines in his four-year term.
After being honorably discharged, Homero worked in various fields, from the Railroad Commission to the US Census Bureau, and many jobs in between. Every career Homero entered, he excelled and surpassed expectations.
Homero was a fisherman, and that was his lifelong hobby. Growing up with the Arroyo in his backyard, fishing was a natural fit. One of Homero’s favorite catches was Gar, and he caught and fought more than his share. He also loved a good barbecue and socializing with his friends and family. Homero had a passion for music and would often sing to Corridos, Mariachi and 80s music.
Homero was giving and kind. He was a loving protector and provider for his family. Homero also admitted that he was a real Mama’s boy. He was one of a kind person to everyone he met.
Homero is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Vidal and Victoria Garcia, maternal grandparents, Remigio and Joaquina Zepeda, and his father, Pablo Garcia Sr.
He is survived by his loving wife, Norma Garcia, children, Homero Jr., Faith Abigail, Destiny Angelique, and Grace Margarie Garcia, siblings, Melissa Villarreal (Domingo), Pablo Garcia Jr., Christina Garcia (Manuel Jr.), Viviana Garcia, and Connie Garcia, numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.
Visitation will be Sunday, January 24th, 1-9 pm, with a rosary at 6 pm, followed by a time of sharing stories with friends and family. Graveside Services with Military Honors will be Monday, January 25th, at 2 pm, at Rio Grande Valley State Veteran’s Cemetery.