OBITUARY

Alfredo "Rocha" Salinas Garza Jr.

February 4, 1953November 24, 2018
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Alfredo "Rocha" Salinas Garza, Jr. was welcomed into his eternal home in Heaven on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at the age of 65. He was born on February 4, 1953 to Alfredo Garza, Sr. and Agapita Salinas Garza in Falfurrias, Texas. Alfredo loved to play sports like football and baseball during his school aged days and was known for his outstanding talent. He graduated from Falfurrias High School in 1972 and immediately entered into the workforce.

He worked as a factory worker and machine operator with Homecrest in Indiana, Field Map Specialist with the USDA, Mechanic for Dunn Chevrolet and Massey Ferguson, Meter man with his brother Chuy's company - South Texas Measurement, self-employed mechanic, rancher and show goat breeder.

Rocha enjoyed meeting with his friends at Whataburger every morning and spending time outside with his many animals. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. If his grandchildren had a sporting event, Alfredo was there to watch and support them. He always had his radio station on KPSO to listen to the sports games when he could no longer attend. He was so proud to be a father and grandfather and he showed it in the many life lessons he taught them. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor and his strong will.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his granddaughter, Ariela Andrea Aleman; brothers, Samuel and Jesus Garza and brother-in-law, Stan Hite.

He leaves behind to cherish many memories his grateful family, wife of over 35 years, Amanda Benavides Garza of Falfurrias, Texas; his five daughters, Sandrina Ilene (Abel Longoria) Garza of Falfurrias, Selina Brianna (Adam) Moreno of Falfurrias, Amalia "Mollie" Isabel (Octavio) Gaytan of Laredo, Texas, Criselda "Crissy" (Corry) Escalante of Falfurrias and Olga Dalia (AB) Montalvo of Falfurrias; three sons, Eliazar Aleman, Javier (Misty) Aleman and Faustino "Tino" (Edna) Aleman, III all of Falfurrias; brother, Raudel Garza of Falfurrias; four sisters, Maria (Dave) Huber and Diana Hite both of Goshen, Indiana, Lydia Garza of Las Vegas, Nevada and Nori Garza of Corpus Christi, Texas; sisters-in-law, Sylvia and Mary Garza; 25 grandchildren with one on the way; 13 great-grandchildren; his dog, Levi and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends.

Pallbearers will be Luis Arevalo, Lino Duque, Reyes "Prieto" Garcia, Jr., Mario Huerta, Romeo Ozuna and Felix Saenz. Honorary Pallbearers will be Steve Cantu, Raul Trevino, Jr. and Ramon Navarro.

Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at the Funeraria Del Angel Howard Williams in Falfurrias with Visitation beginning at 5:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the Funeraria Del Angel Howard Williams with Burial to follow at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Falfurrias.

  • FAMILY

  • Wife of over 35 years, Amanda Benavides Garza of Falfurrias, Texas; his five daughters, Sandrina Ilene (Abel Longoria) Garza of Falfurrias, Selina Brianna (Adam) Moreno of Falfurrias, Amalia "Mollie" Isabel (Octavio)  Gaytan of Laredo, Texas, Criselda "Crissy" (Corry) Escalante of Falfurrias and Olga Dalia (AB) Montalvo of Falfurrias; three sons, Eliazar Aleman, Javier (Misty) Aleman and Faustino "Tino" (Edna) Aleman, III all of Falfurrias; brother, Raudel Garza of Falfurrias; four sisters, Maria (Dave) Huber and Diana Hite both of Goshen, Indiana, Lydia Garza of Las Vegas, Nevada and Nori Garza of Corpus Christi, Texas; sisters-in-law, Sylvia and Mary Garza; 25 grandchildren with one on the way; 13 great-grandchildren; his dog, Levi and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Luis Arevalo, Active Pallbearer
  • Lino Duque, Active Pallbearer
  • Reyes "Prieto" Garcia, Jr., Active Pallbearer
  • Mario Huerta, Active Pallbearer
  • Romeo Ozuna, Active Pallbearer
  • Felix Saenz , Active Pallbearer
  • Steve Cantu, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ramon Navarro, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Raul Trevino Jr., Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • Prayer Service Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 29, 2018
  • Graveside Service Thursday, November 29, 2018
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Alfredo "Rocha" Salinas Garza Jr.

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Biography

Alfredo "Rocha" Salinas Garza, Jr. was welcomed into his eternal home in Heaven on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at the age of 65. He was born on February 4, 1953 to Alfredo Garza, Sr. and Agapita Salinas Garza in Falfurrias, Texas. Alfredo loved to play sports like football and baseball during his school aged days and was known for his outstanding talent. He graduated from Falfurrias High School in 1972 and immediately entered into the workforce.

He worked as a factory worker and machine operator with Homecrest in Indiana, Field Map Specialist with the USDA, Mechanic for Dunn Chevrolet and Massey Ferguson, Meter man with his brother Chuy's company - South Texas Measurement, self-employed mechanic, rancher and show goat breeder.

Rocha enjoyed meeting with his friends at Whataburger every morning and spending time outside with his many animals. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. If his grandchildren had a sporting event, Alfredo was there to watch and support them. He always had his radio station on KPSO to listen to the sports games when he could no longer attend. He was so proud to be a father and grandfather and he showed it in the many life lessons he taught them. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor and his strong will.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his granddaughter, Ariela Andrea Aleman; brothers, Samuel and Jesus Garza and brother-in-law, Stan Hite.

He leaves behind to cherish many memories his grateful family, wife of over 35 years, Amanda Benavides Garza of Falfurrias, Texas; his five daughters, Sandrina Ilene (Abel Longoria) Garza of Falfurrias, Selina Brianna (Adam) Moreno of Falfurrias, Amalia "Mollie" Isabel (Octavio)  Gaytan of Laredo, Texas, Criselda "Crissy" (Corry) Escalante of Falfurrias and Olga Dalia (AB) Montalvo of Falfurrias; three sons, Eliazar Aleman, Javier (Misty) Aleman and Faustino "Tino" (Edna) Aleman, III all of Falfurrias; brother, Raudel Garza of Falfurrias; four sisters, Maria (Dave) Huber and Diana Hite both of Goshen, Indiana, Lydia Garza of Las Vegas, Nevada and Nori Garza of Corpus Christi, Texas; sisters-in-law, Sylvia and Mary Garza; 25 grandchildren with one on the way; 13 great-grandchildren; his dog, Levi and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends.

Pallbearers will be Luis Arevalo, Lino Duque, Reyes "Prieto" Garcia, Jr., Mario Huerta, Romeo Ozuna and Felix Saenz. Honorary Pallbearers will be Steve Cantu, Raul Trevino, Jr. and Ramon Navarro.

Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at the Funeraria Del Angel Howard Williams in Falfurrias with Visitation beginning at 5:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the Funeraria Del Angel Howard Williams  with Burial to follow at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Falfurrias.