Jose Angel Garza Sr.
November 17, 1934 – September 23, 2020
Jose Angel Garza, Sr. , 85 of Odessa, Texas passed away on September 23, 2020.
He was born in Glen Flora, Texas to Jose and Angelita Garza on November 17, 1934. He moved to Odessa, Texas in 1955. He married Lucia Palomino on May 18, 1956. Jose Angel Garza, Sr. was employed with the City of Odessa in 1955 and retired in 1985. He was unable to complete his education as a child but proudly accomplished and obtained his Diploma in 1982. After retirement, he worked for Saint Joseph’s and St. Anthony’s Catholic churches and later retired in 2013.
Jose Angel Garza, Sr. is survived by his wife, Lucia Palomino, children, Eliseo Garza, wife Elida Garza, Lupe Ramos, husband Johnny Ramos, Josie Molinar, husband- Roy Molinar, Anita Garza, husband Daniel Talavera, Lucia Marquez, husband Freddie Marquez, Joe Anthony Garza and Jose Angel Garza, Jr. He had 18 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Jose Angel Garza, Sr. is predeceased by his parents, Jose and Angelita Garza, Brothers, Juan Arrellano, Felis Arrellano, Eliseo Garza, Seferino Garza, Catarino Garza, Eusebio Garza and sister Olivia Trevino. Pallbearers are, Eliseo Garza, Jr., Roy Molinar, Mark Molinar, David Juarez, Johnny Ramos, Jr, Jaime Juarez, Aaron Garza and Ian Garza. Honorary Pallbearers are Daniel Molinar and Nicholas Juarez. Jose Angel Garza, Sr. was the last surviving Garza sibling ~ “Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God Calls us one by one, the chain will link again”.
The Garza family will receive guests for a time of visitation on Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Odessa Funeral Home, with a Rosary being recited at 7:00 pm. Mass of a Christian burial will be held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church at 1:00 pm on Friday, October 2, 2020. Burial will follow in the Ector County Cemetery.
Due to the COVID situation there will not be a fellowship after services.
- Eliseo Garza Jr., Active Pallbearer
- Roy Molinar, Active Pallbearer
- Mark Molinar, Active Pallbearer
- David Juarez, Active Pallbearer
- Johnny Ramos Jr., Active Pallbearer
- Jaime Juarez, Active Pallbearer
- Aaron Garza , Active Pallbearer
- Ian Garza, Active Pallbearer
- Daniel Molinar , Honorary Pallbearer
- Nicholas Juarez, Honorary Pallbearer
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Mass of Christian Burial
Friday, October 2, 2020
Friday, October 2, 2020
Jose Angel Garza Sr.
October 1, 2020
Condolences to the Mrs. Garza and the family; as, Joe’s passing is one that “…weighs heavy on many hearts.” Joe was a man of “…heart for God’s service;” and, that was evident through the years of his Volunteer work for the Catholic Churches in South Odessa and Youth Sporting Events. Everyone knew, that Joe Garza and his family would always “…follow through with their commitments of volunteerism.” If he was to be there in cold or blistering hot weather, he would be there.
I had many “lunch/dinner table discussions with my +Parents;” and, they “marveled” at the manicured Church and its holy grounds. When Joe finally went to work for the Church (after retirement), my +Parents and I said “…about time, he knows what that Church needs more than anyone.”
Many Priests, through the later-years, did visit with me over lunch/dinner or a meeting, telling me how Joe and his family were just “…so committed…Joe even wanted to polish one young Priest’s shoes.”
I did mention to one of his daughters, that it was interesting (i.e., wondering what God was trying to tell me), that her father passed during this “…interesting Election Seasons!” Mr. Garza was an “…Avid Early-Voter;” and, always stated that “…he passed by the Hernandez Residence to see which Candidate signs I had out on my lawn…he knew how to Vote!!” Mr. Garza “…got my Vote for being all ‘heart and Service!’”
Mr. Joe Garza was just “…all heart and educated through the Bible.” After all said and done, we should “assess ourselves and business practices and frame of reference through total service and humbleness.”
September 28, 2020
To my sister Lucy and the entire Garza family I send love and my deepest sympathy at this time. May God continue to bless and comfort you all.
September 27, 2020
Prayers & Condolences to the Garza Family
September 26, 2020
I love all of you and im sorry I couldn't be there to say goodbye. I will see yall soon , be there for each other.
Ray and Beatriz GarA
September 25, 2020
Our most sincere condolences to our José Ángel Garza family. Praying for you all during this very hard time. May our tío be in heaven rejoicing with our lord as well as his parents and siblings.
We will always remember his smile, his humor, sincerity, and hospitality.
Sending our love and wishing you all many blessings.
Ray ,Beatriz, and all the Catarino Garza Family.