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Memorial Oaks Funeral Home & Cemetery

13001 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

James Victor Garcia Jr.

June 18, 1940September 5, 2019
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James Victor Garcia Jr., age 79, of Houston, Texas passed away on Thursday September 5, 2019, with his loving family by his side.

Jimmy(Tops) was born June 18, 1940 in Houston, Texas and graduated from Reagan High School, class of 1958. He attended Sam Houston State and later returned to Houston to begin what turned into a 40 year career with Mandel Kahn. After his first retirement, Jimmy couldn't stay away from his passion for sales and marketing, so he went back to call on his old friends and customers, working for Jack's and finally with BSP where he retired a second time in 2010.

Tops always found time to pursue many of his hobbies such as golf, hunting and fishing. His love for the outdoors led him to purchase a small piece of land in La Grange where he would invite family and friends for weekend outings and holiday celebrations.

What gave Jimmy his greatest satisfaction was his time spent with family and the many traditions that he was able to carry on, passed down from his Mother and Father. Nothing made him happier than his family around him.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, James V. Garcia Sr. and Juliette. He is survived by his partner Lynda Milner, his brothers Tom and wife Cindy, Tim and his wife Bernie, sister Judy and husband David, his four sons James Robert, Donnie and wife Amy, Gary and his wife Pam, Steven and his wife Cody. He is also survived by his eight grandchildren Jamie, David, Emily, Matthew, Ryan, Nathan, Dylan, Alexa and her husband Curtis, and two great grandchildren, Charles and Zoey.

A visitation for James will be held Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77079. A funeral service will occur Monday, September 16, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 13001 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77079. A committal service will occur Monday, September 16, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 13001 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77079.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.memorialoaksfunerals.com for the Garcia family.

Services

16 September

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Memorial Oaks Funeral Home

13001 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77079

16 September

Committal Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Memorial Oaks Funeral Home

13001 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77079

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  • Visitation Sunday, September 15, 2019

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Danny Norris

September 16, 2019

I worked with Jimmy for 18 years at MK, so sorry I couldn't attend but I am under the weather myself and couldn't get out. Jimmy was a dear friend and I always enjoyed being around him. R.I.P. my dear friend, prayers for the Garcia family.

I think you will remember I was the one Jimmy sent to Arizona to check on a promotion for Safeway, sorry but my memory is not that great it was either Gary or Stephen who went with me, I do remember we had a good time.

Patricia Rowe

September 15, 2019

Linda, you were such a blessing in Jimmy's life. I loved getting together with the two of you for lunch and sharing time. I appreciate the ability to get to be with the two of you in recent times.

To Linda and the family: Jimmy was so much fun to be with! What a funny and special person he was.

Genevieve Peters

September 14, 2019

Some of my fondest memories are at the Garcia family reunions hanging with cousins and playing games. Cousin Jimmy made me feel so special. Loved his hugs. Rest In Peace Jimmy. Your heart and spirit will be missed.

Karl and Ruby DuConge’

September 13, 2019

Dear Linda and family. We wanted to tell you we are so sorry for your loss. Jimmy was a true gentleman, a great co-worker and friend. That was TOPS. He was a blessing. May God comfort you and your family during this time. RIP Jimmy.
Karl and Ruby

carol pettigrew

September 13, 2019

Jimmy was a real friend to me all my life. I respected him so very much. We stayed in touch through the years as his boys and my children grew up. I think Linda was a real blessing in his life. God Bless his family, fiends and all the people who will miss him.

Gilbert Araiza

September 9, 2019

Gilbert Araiza

September 9, 2019

Carolyn Shelton

September 9, 2019

Loved you, Jimmy, and will miss you deeply. Thanks for sharing your memories with me about my father. You have always been so kind and thoughtful to our family. I have such fond memories of our time at your family’s property and the picnics. Our sincere condolences to the family for your loss. Rest In Peace, Jimmy.

Stacy Barnard

September 9, 2019

One of the sweetest men I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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