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Sunset Memorial Park & Funeral Home

1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio, TX

OBITUARY

Carlos Z. Garza

May 2, 1937August 3, 2019
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It is our great sorrow to announce the passing of Brigadier General, Carlos Zamora Garza, of Kingwood, Texas, loving Husband, Father and Grandfather, at the age of 82 on August 3rd, 2019.

Carlos was born to Felix Garza, Jr. and Olivia Zamora on May 2nd, 1937 in New Braunfels, Texas. After Graduation from New Braunfels High School in 1956, Carlos moved to San Antonio to study at San Antonio college. After one year in the Naval Reserves, Carlos enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1955 where he served with the 36th Infantry Division until his transferred to the 49th Armored Division with the 3-133 Field Artillery. After his move to San Antonio, he attained the rank of First Sergeant with the 449th Chemical Company. Carlos retired from the Texas Army National Guard with 30 years of Distinguished service and an additional 9 years of service in the Texas State Guard, retiring as the G1 Deputy Chief of Staff, Brigadier General.

During the time Carlos served in the Military, he also managed multiple Dillard's Department Stores throughout the state of Texas for more than 37 years. He held several titles during his career, achieving Laredo-an of the Year by the Laredo Morning Times and was honored in each community he served. He was a positive Role-model and mentor to many people throughout his career.

In his early years, Carlos established one of the first Dinner Club Bands on the San Antonio River Walk during Hemisphere 68 through the 70's, playing Trumpet and Piano and also played in Society Bands , including the George Rank Band, Ross Morgan Band and the Harry James Band.

Carlos married is true love, Yolanda Breig of San Antonio on August 19th, 1962. His love and devotion to her was everlasting for more than 56 years and together they raised two beautiful and loving children. He is survived by his Wife, Yolanda, Daughter Yvonne Garza O'Shaughnessy and Husband John, Children Christopher, Meghan and Chelsea; Son Carlos D. Garza, Jr. and wife Angela Reasor and Children, Carmeron and Mia. Carlos is also survived by his siblings, Ismael Garza and Wife Maria of New Braunfels , TX.; Sister Mary Garza Tamayo and Husband Hector of New Bransfels, TX. Sister Alicia Garza Moreno and Husband Joe of Dallas, TX.; Sister Otila (Nena) Garza LeBlanc of League City, TX., along with a great number of nieces and nephews. Carlos was preceded in death by his parents and his Brother, Felix Garza III.

The Viewing for Carlos will be held at the Sunset Memorial Park and Funeral Home located at 1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio, TX on 8/22/19 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Funeral Services will be held at Sunset Memorial Park and Funeral Home Chapel on 8/23/19 from 12:00 pm-12:45 pm, followed by the procession to Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery (Shelter #2) at 1:15 pm.

Services

22 August

Visitation

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sunset Funeral Home

1701 Austin Highway
San Antonio, Texas 78218

23 August

Funeral Service

12:00 pm

Sunset Funeral Home

1701 Austin Highway
San Antonio, Texas 78218

23 August

Committal Service

1:15 pm

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

Shelter #2

1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, Texas 78209

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Carlos Z. Garza

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Samula Bell

August 14, 2019

I will truly miss this dear friend and advisor.
Carlos was one of the most genuinely kind men that I have ever had the honor to know.
My prayers are with his family and all that will feel his absence.

Carolyn Leyendecker

August 14, 2019

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