Memory Gardens Funeral Home & Memory Gardens

8200 Old Brownsville Road, Corpus Christi, TX


Raul Garza Jr.

March 9, 1951August 11, 2019

Raul Garza Jr, age 68, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019. He was born on March 9, 1951 to his parents, who preceded him in death, Raul Garza Sr. and Cenobia Perez Garza and brother Arnoldo Garza. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Martha Mata Garza, 4 children, Arnold/Stephanie Garza, Michelle/Chris Mendez, Erik/Angela Garza, Michael/Sandra Garza, and 10 grandchildren, Troy Garza, Christin Mendez, Haley Garza, Chris Mendez Jr, Samara Garza, Ashlyn Garza, Vince Garza, Christiana Mendez, Andres Garza, Diego Garza, and 1 great-granddaughter Amyra Anderson, as well as 5 siblings, Elma/Jose Luis, Ray/Aurora Garza, Nelda/Robert Figueroa, Imelda/(the late) Epifanio Gonzalez, Frank/Debbie Garza and numerous nieces and nephews.

Living and growing up in Chapman Ranch, Texas, he epitomized the essence of a hard worker, while performing various job responsibilities, working with both the White and Weaver Farms. When the need to move his family was necessary, he sought out employment with the Corpus Christi Country Club working there for many years. He also was employed by Master Halco Fencing and Nueces County. It was not until many years later, that he would find his calling and final place of employment, with the City of Corpus Christi. He started working there with the Storm Water Department, before applying for and being hired with the Solid Waste Department. He would work for the city for 18 years, before finally retiring in 2017. He laid the foundation for his children, allowing them to see the value of a good work ethic, while constantly providing for his family. Although he always seemed to have a serious demeanor about him, he was a caring and big-hearted individual, who would be willing to do without so that his family would not have to. He will be dearly missed by all that knew him, but none more than his family who loved and respected him.

Visitation will be at Memory Gardens Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm with a Talk at 7:00 pm. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 am, Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Memory Gardens Funeral Home Chapel with Interment to follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Condolences may be offered at www.MemoryGardensFuneralHome.com


  • Martha Mata Garza, Spouse
  • Arnold and Stephanie Garza, Son
  • Michelle and Chris Mendez, Daughter
  • Erik and Angela Garza, Son
  • Michael and Sandra Garza, Son
  • Troy Garza, Grandchild
  • Christin Mendez, Grandchild
  • Haley Garza, Grandchild
  • Chris Mendez Jr., Grandchild
  • Samara Garza, Grandchild
  • Ashlyn Garza, Grandchild
  • Vince Garza, Grandchild
  • Christiana Mendez, Grandchild
  • Andres Garza, Grandchild
  • Diego Garza, Grandchild
  • Amyra Anderson, Great Granddaughter
  • Elma and Jose Luis, Sister
  • Ray and Aurora Garza, Brother
  • Nelda and Robert Figueroa, Sister
  • Imelda and the late Epifanio Gonzalez, Sister
  • Frank and Debbie Garza, Brother
  • Raul Garza Sr. and Cenobia Perez Garza, Parents (deceased)
  • Arnoldo Garza, Brother (deceased)
  • Mr. Garza also leaves numerous nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • Memorial Talk Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • Interment Thursday, August 15, 2019


Raul Garza Jr.

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Alicia Ramos Gray

August 15, 2019

I did not know,but my condolences go out to your family And friends that are there for your celebration on your journey to your next world in glory. RIP

Melissa (Missy) Garcia

August 15, 2019

My deepest sympathies to the GARZA family. I had the privilege of being his neighbor across the street for many years. He always had the "best chistes."
He was a great jadinero, too. Raul and Marta have been good friends to my parent's and I, but more like family. When my family had to leave to Dallas for awhile, we missed Raul and Marta.
I'll always remember we saw him when we first got back. I said, "Hi Raul, Hi Marta!" He said to me, "Hi Missy!" and waving his hand excitedly. That wave was like seeing your family you haven't seen in awhile, and it was like home again.

Margie Hernandez

August 14, 2019

Our sincere condolences to all the family and friends. May the lord bless all of you during these difficult times. May the lord give you strength and peace, and may he wrap his arms around all of you. God bless all of you.
Margie Hernandez
Margarita C. Perez

Henrietta Rios

August 13, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss Garza Family.

Leonila Cornejo-Champion

August 12, 2019

My condolences to all the family of Raul Garza, Jr. I will always remember that smile. You will be missed primo Nune..May you Rest in Eternal Peace. Elma, Ray, Nelda, Imelda, Frank and all your family, my deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one.. May you be comforted in knowing that your brother is happy and free of suffering and pain.. I will not be able to be with you but know that you are in my prayers and best thoughts.. Love, Leonila Cornejo-Champion

Esmeralda Garza

August 12, 2019

Thank you for your laughter and your sense of humor. You will be forever in our hearts.

Arnold Garza

August 12, 2019

Arnold Garza

August 12, 2019