Singing Hills Funeral Home

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Ricardo Modesto GARCIA

June 15, 1946August 26, 2020
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Ricardo Modesto Garcia Martinez died on August 26, 2020, at the age of 74. Ricardo was born in Mexico on June 15, 1946. He married his high school sweetheart, Rosa on December 1, 1965. He had 8 children, Myrna, Ned, Jose, Mauricio, Mayra, Ivonne, Eric, and Gilbert. He immigrated to the United States in the 1970’s because he wanted a better life for himself and his family. They lived in a new immigrant community in West Dallas for many years, then moved to Oak Cliff and purchased a home. Ricardo went to school to learn auto mechanics, then he worked for Stevens Transport Company for many years and retired from there. He took pride in his work and never liked to miss a day or be late. About two years ago, he started working as a DISD bus driver, and he was looking forward to going back to work this fall. His second career gave him a new challenge that he relished. He found a new duty that rejuvenated his spirit. ¬¬ Ricardo spent his free time fixing cars and doing home improvement projects for his family and friends. He was an intelligent, hard work, loving, and caring human being. He was full of life, with a great sense of humor, always making jokes, and playing around. He would help anyone in need, regardless if they were family or not. He would go the extra mile and to the ends of the earth to help someone. Ricardo had several hobbies. He enjoyed watching boxing, the Dallas Cowboys and the Mavericks games on TV along with his family. He watched every game and was enthusiastically cheering them on throughout the game. Ricardo lived a long happy life surrounded by laughter and love, but it never could have been long enough for us. He accomplished so much during his time on this earth and taught us by his life examples. We are truly grateful for all the fond memories and fun times we had with him. He is survived by his wife, Rosa, seven children, seventeen grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, along with several cousins, nieces, and nephews. He is preceded in death by his son, Eric, brother, Fernando, and mother, Matilde.

Rest in Peace dad, true G-Pa, our “fat boy”.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 10, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, September 11, 2020


Ricardo Modesto GARCIA

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Gregory Garcia

September 18, 2020

Ricardo was my grandfather. He was a warm, caring man. He enjoyed talking to and spending time with his family.

Mac McDonald

September 12, 2020

I worked with Ricardo for 8 years at Stevens Transport on 2nd shift. I learned alot from him about work and family life. OUTSTANDING person who would help anyone he will be truly missed. Praying for family and may he rest in peace.

J Garcia

September 12, 2020

Papá no era un hombre perfecto, era un padre, esposo, abuelo y mi mejor amigo cariñoso y generoso. Trabajó duro toda su vida sin rehuir nunca ayudar a familiares o amigos. No era un hombre rico, pero si lo necesitabas, podías contar con él para que te ayudara con lo poco que tenía. Era un soñador que siempre imaginaba cosas nuevas e innovadoras para ayudar a la familia en la casa. Podía arreglar casi cualquier cosa o al menos así lo veíamos. A diferencia de la mayoría de nosotros, él no tenía miedo de intentar arreglar las cosas; a veces con resultados no tan buenos, pero era un verdadero hombre mexicano. Su mayor sueño era que su familia tuviera una vida mejor cuando tomó la decisión de emigrar a los Estados Unidos. No fue un camino fácil que eligió, pero fiel a su carácter, perseveró y estableció una nueva vida para él y su familia. La lección que más me enseñó es que nunca deje de soñar y nunca deje de conducir. Realmente lo extraño y todas las cosas que podríamos haber hecho juntos en el futuro. Papá estaba lleno de vida y no estaba listo para desacelerar. Realmente lo extrañamos, pero vivirá para siempre en nuestros corazones y recuerdos.

J Garcia

September 12, 2020

Dad was not a perfect man, he was a caring and giving father, husband, grandpa and my best friend. He worked hard all his life never shying away from helping family or friend. He was not a wealthy man but if you were in need, you could count on him to help you out with what little he had. He was a dreamer always imagining new innovative things to help the family around the house. He could fix almost anything or at least that’s how we seen him. Unlike most of us, he was not afraid to attempt to fix things; sometimes with not so great results but he was a real MexiCan man. His biggest dream was for his family to have a better life when he made the decision to emigrate to the U.S. It was not an easy path he chose but true to character he persevered and established a new life for he and his family. The lessons he most taught me is to never stop dreaming and never give up you drive. I truly miss him and all the things we could have done together in the future. Dad was full of life and was not ready to slowdown. He is truly missed but shall forever live in our hearts and memories.

Sarah Oglesby-Dunegan

September 11, 2020

Sending much love to your family. Ivonne has been a friend from many years ago at El Centro College, and I was saddened to hear about your dad. Take care of each other!


Daughter Garcia

September 10, 2020

My grandpa Ricardo was always the type of person to take care of the whole family. He was loved by everyone. If we ever needed anything, he was always there to give it to us. He was a very dependable person, so him not being here anymore with us will be very hard on everyone. He will be dearly be missed by all of us.

Son Garcia

September 10, 2020

My grandpa Ricardo M. Garcia was my hero. He was the best Grandlpa that I could of ever asked for. He was very caring, loving, supportive and taught us the meaning of family. He was selfless and was the true epitome of an honest, hard working man that gave his all to take care of his family. I thank my grandpa for the morals, and values and great characteristics he instilled in me. He showed me how to be a man, a father and how to love and see the good in everybody. I am proud to be his grandson and want keep his name and memory alive. I love you my true G grandpa!
He will always be my fat boy! 😀😎♥️

Son Garcia

September 10, 2020

Granpa you were the best father figure and role model that taught me a great work ethic. You also taught me to seek progress in my life, by just by seeing all the sacrifices you made for the family! You showed me great life lessons on how to be the best father that I can be to my family, to always stay in tact through my ups and downs. No matter what you always stood by my side and kept giving me advice when I needed it. By seeing your example, it taught me that I needed to do everything in my life for my family. I have to make sure that they had everything they
needed and wanted! I still remember walking in the door and you would be sooo happy to see me and my family, being all joyful and jolly! When you asked me, I'm thirsty, I would always go and buy a drink for you and me.
I enjoyed drinking one with my grandpa! Your smile would light up the whole room and it was soo infectious and I knew that I was one of your favorite grandsons, that never asked you for nothing. I would like to thank you also for always helping me on my projects with the house such as the roof and siding. I would always pay you extra and you would not want to take it but, I would have to force you take it. You were always a great man with continued ambitions in life, no matter what age you were, you became you were ready to tackle the next big project!

Jeff G.

September 10, 2020

Thank you soo much that you did for the family! I couldn't have asked for a better grandpa and also thanks for showing me the love of sports, such as football, boxing and basketball. You will always be remembered as a great that never gave up on life and always persevered in life! Thanks for the sacrifice because living in Mexico would have been too hard! Love always, gone but never forgotten!

Boni Garcia

September 10, 2020

My dad was a good, generous, and humble man. He moved to this country, so, all his family could have a better life. He didn't know English when he got here, but he learned it. He didn't have a skill, so he went to trade school and attained one. He did not get to finish his college, but he was very smart and mechanically inclined. Even at an advanced age, he learned to use a smart phone and email.
He helped me with my science projects and math homework when I was a kid. He took us to the fair and out trick or treating on Halloween.
He fixed things and he took on projects around the house. He was all about his family and he would help anyone in need. He never left us and we always had food, shelter, clothing, and love.
He was joyful and humorous, even when the situation was difficult. He did alot for my mom to make her life easier. He would do the grocery shopping, assist her by cutting vegetables, look up new recipes and he served her coffee in the mornings. He would take her to her doctor's appointments.
He was only a phone call a way, and I could count on him for advice on any problem. He brightened my day, when we spoke. Therefore, ours is a great loss because it will be hard to get use to a life without him in it. I am proud to have called him dad.


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Ricardo Modesto García Martínez falleció el 26 de agosto de 2020, a la edad de 74 años. Ricardo nació en México el 15 de junio de 1946. Se casó con su novia de la escuela secundaria, Rosa el 1 de diciembre de 1965. Tuvo 8 hijos, Myrna, Ned, Jose, Mauricio, Mayra, Ivonne, Eric y Gilbert. Emigró a los Estados Unidos en la década de 1970 porque quería una vida mejor para él y su familia. Vivieron en una nueva comunidad de inmigrantes en West Dallas durante muchos años, luego se mudaron a Oak Cliff y compraron una casa.
Ricardo fue a la escuela para aprender mecánica automotriz, luego trabajó para Stevens Transport Company durante muchos años y se retiró de allí. Se enorgullecía de su trabajo y nunca le gustaba perderse un día ni llegar tarde. Hace unos dos años, comenzó a trabajar como conductor de autobús DISD, y estaba deseando volver a trabajar este otoño. Su segunda carrera le dio un nuevo reto que le dio. Encontró un nuevo deber que rejuveneció su espíritu. ¬¬
Ricardo pasó su tiempo libre arreglando autos y haciendo proyectos de mejora del hogar para su familia y amigos. Era un ser humano inteligente, duro, amoroso y cariñoso. Estaba lleno de vida, con un gran sentido del humor, siempre haciendo bromas y jugando. Ayudaría a cualquiera que lo necesite, independientemente de si eran familia o no. Haría un esfuerzo extra y hasta los confines de la tierra para ayudar a alguien.
Ricardo tenía varias aficiones. Le gustaba ver boxeo, los Dallas Cowboys y los Juegos de los Mavericks en la televisión junto con su familia. Vio cada partido y los animaba con entusiasmo durante todo el partido.
Ricardo vivió una larga vida feliz rodeado de risas y amor, pero nunca pudo haber sido lo suficientemente largo para nosotros. Logró tanto durante su tiempo en esta tierra y nos enseñó con sus ejemplos de vida. Estamos verdaderamente agradecidos por todos los buenos recuerdos y momentos divertidos que tuvimos con él.
Le sobreviven su esposa, Rosa, siete hijos, diecisiete nietos, diecinueve nietos, junto con varios primos, sobrinas y sobrinos. Es precedido en la muerte por su hijo, Eric, hermano, Fernando, y su madre, Matilde.

Descansa en Paz papá, verdadero G-Pa, nuestro "chico gordo".

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