Candelario Garcia, age 84, passed away peacefully Sept. 9, 2019. Candelario was born Feb. 2, 1935, in Devine, to Dominga and Callentano Garcia.
Candelario is most known for his gifts of carpentry skills and woodworking. He was an avid Dallas Cowboy and Texas Longhorn fan. He loved to be outdoors working around the house looking for projects to do. He loved watching classic car shows and wrestling. He also loved being with his fur baby, Mikey.
Candelario was preceded in death by parents, Dominga and Callentano Garcia; his three brothers, Victor Garcia, Andreas Garcia and Lorenzo Garcia; and his four sisters, Poala Garcia, Sarita Gonzales, Lucinda Escamilla and Feliz Perez.
Surviving family member are his loving wife of 61 years, Lucia; and his children, Becky Fernandez, Margie Garcia, Stella Wooldridge and Adam Garcia.
Candelario is also survived by his sisters, Irene Gauna and Tonia Rodriguez; his brother, Juan Garcia and wife Elena; his seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Condra Funeral Home with a Rosary at 7 p.m. A funeral mass will be held Friday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Taylor. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Ashley Wooldridge, Robyn Fernandez, Anthony Van Boekhout, Steven Van Boekhout, Ian Wooldridge and Johnathan Wooldridge. Honorary pallbearers will be Maricela Fernandez and Orianna Ramirez.