OBITUARY

Robert Charles Garcia Sr.

May 28, 1932March 10, 2021
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Robert C. Garcia Sr.

With profound sadness we announce the passing of our devoted and loving father on March 10, 2021, while surrounded by family. Mr. Garcia was born May 28, 1932, in Wickenburg, Arizona. Bob was the oldest of seven children. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Ann Garcia, parents Rudolph and Carmen Garcia, and daughter Kim Marie Garcia. Also proceeded in death two sisters, Barbara Portugal and Marcie Meyer and two brothers, Rudy Echeverria and Joseph Christopher and four grandchildren, Shawn Garcia, Shane Harvey, Steven Martinez and Suede Johnson. Surviving sister, Carolea Saenz of Phoenix and Johnnie Garcia of Maine and five children, Tina, Bobby, Joseph Garcia, Carmen Cervantes, and Gina Sobel: three step-children Romy, Beverly, and Bonnie Johnson: 25 grandchildren, including Nicky Garcia, who Robert and Ann Garcia raised as their son, and 28 great-grandchildren.

Bob graduated in 1950 from Wickenburg H.S. with scholarships from ASU and UofA but was drafted into the Army in 1951 and joined the Navy for four years and became a Flight Radioman.

Bob was proud of his heritage and upbringing in Wickenburg, Arizona. He was awarded Grand Marshall in 2019 at Gold Rush Days and rode in the parade. Bob cherished the moments of coaching his sons and grandson in baseball and football. Bob was involved in Little League Baseball for over 50 years, he was President of Frontier Little League for four years, treasurer, and was involved in forming Big league baseball and co-founder. Bob was commissioner for Connie Mack Little League for years and coached TYF football for over ten years. His dedication and love for the kids and the City of Tucson were unbelievable. He taught them respect and to love what they are doing, and when faced with challenges go at it with confidence and you will always soar.

Bob worked in the mines as a welder for years working at San Manuel, Anamax Anaconda and Duval mine and retired for Arizona Portland Cement Co. after 17 years.

Bob was an amazing man and will be missed by so many.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 9, 2021

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Tina Garcia

April 5, 2021

Thank you dad for being the greatest man I'll ever know thanks for the most amazing memories we shared on our road trips it was me and you going to all the funerals gold rush days and September fiesta in wickenburg... Also hands down to jim to for being your laughlin buddy and jim hates gambling but we got it down good and how mom never figured it out was so funny I remember every phone call you would say i got a good deal in Laughlin thats all you had to say jumped on bus get there and i would lay down with mom and say poor jims been working so hard n he wants to go n off you went lol. Funny thing dad i used same story everytime and mom never figured it out!! But she knows now loll But most of all thank you for loving me and being my dad....I can't wait till we see again love you dad

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