Oscar Cesar Garcia

May 15, 1962May 10, 2019
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Oscar Cesar Garcia, son, brother, husband, father, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend to many left this Earth on Friday, May 10, 2019. He was 56 years old.

Oscar was born May 15, 1962, in Harlingen, Texas, to Louis L. and Maria H. Garcia. Oscar was a lifelong athlete and avid outdoorsman. In high school, he quickly rose to stardom on the football field. They called him, at one point, “The Sophomore Sensation.” It was no different for him on the track as a sprinter and middle-distance runner. Oscar learned true love by becoming a father to his only daughter Megan Garcia-Dow; she was the love of his life.

Oscar found comfort and joy in daily life spending time outdoors with family and friends. Anyone who joined him on a fishing or a hunting trip was lucky enough to see his passion and light shine through.

Oscar loved his family, and his family loved him unconditionally. His legacy will live on through his strength, selflessness and commitment to his family. He is greatly missed by his daughter Megan Garcia-Dow (Chace), his mother, Maria H. Garcia, his five brothers and sisters, Rebecca Davila, Louis Garcia (Elsa), Cynthia Turner (John), Patricia Espinosa (Marin), David Garcia (Shannyn), and his nieces and nephews. Our family would like to thank all of his friends and loved ones, near and far, who are praying for him.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 24 from 5:00-8:00PM at Forest Park East Funeral Home with a Rosary from 7:30-8:00PM. A Celebration of Oscar’s Life will be held Saturday, May 25 at 3:00PM in the Chapel of Forest Park East.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Foundation for Alcoholism Research at


25 May

Celebration of Life

3:00 pm

Forest Park East Funeral Home


  • Visitation Friday, May 24, 2019
  • Rosary Friday, May 24, 2019


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Kim Miller-Byrne

May 25, 2019

That smile . Your smile could melt the coldest of hearts and brought such joy to everyone who knew you . I could never thank you enough for all the lessons you taught me , fishing and moving past your fear being one of many .
My heart breaks knowing you are no longer on this Earth . My sincerest condolences and Love to the Garcia Family . The world should stop for just a moment to remember this gentle soul .
Love ,

Joe & Elodia De la Garza

May 25, 2019

From our family to yours:
Our deepest condolences to each & everyone of you. we feel your pain & loss, know that you’re in our thoughts & prayers. Our Lord is a loving & merciful God who’s always there for us.
Joe & Elodia

Nina Osborne

May 24, 2019

Our entire staff st Forest Park East Funeral Home sends our sincere condolences to your family.

Stephen Lashlee

May 24, 2019

I worked with Oscar for three years in the Main Lab at Bayer and enjoyed being with him and talking about hunting and fishing. A bonus was him bringing fresh fish and feeding us. It was a great break from work and we got to know him better. He always talked of fishing and hunting trips. Most of all he was proud of his family. We all compared notes and family vacations and outings. He was easily made a friend and for the short time I knew him I considered him one of mine. I'm praying for the family in their loss and may God comfort you all.

Sandi Garza

May 22, 2019

You were the meaning of a true Harlingen Cardinal...a dear friend/brother to Amazing athlete, especially that of a Cardinal football player, along with our other brothers. A loving and dedicated son, brother and husband and father. You are loved by us all and shall never be forgotten. You will forever live in our hearts. My sincere condolences the the entire Garcia family.

David Elizondo

May 21, 2019

With tears in my eyes and scores of awesome memories with Oscar, I send my condolences to his family and all of his friends. I had the great fortune of being one of Oscar’s close friends and fishing buddies for more than 50 years. We started fishing together during our preteens. I vividly recall him showing me how to take a needle from mom’s sewing kit (sorry Mary), bending it into a hook, attaching thread for line and bread for bait, then going after the “Trophy fish” of the Harlingen canals. As we grew older and more mobile, fishing extended to the arroyo, the bay, and even Mexico. His Dad Luis took us often, and taught us well. He was the best fisherman I’ve ever known, and Oscar grew up to match his skills. Even after we went our separate ways, we remained in contact and went on more fishing and hunting excursions. Oscar and our other friends made those the some of the best memories. Reflecting them always results in a huge smile and a sense of peace.
We could always count on Oscar to be there when we needed!!! He was one of a kind!!
To my dear friend and Compadre, I miss you already but realize you’re in good hands. It’s not Good Bye, but see you Later.

Fishing Picture from 1977 left to right - Rick Galvan, Brian Snyder, Oscar, David E

Mayra Wellington

May 21, 2019

I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to the Garcia family for the loss of your beloved Oscar. I will never forget his kindness and the special place he held in the hearts of many. He was such an amazing athlete in high school.

My family shares your sadness as we hope and pray that God’s peace will fill your hearts.

With much love,

Mayra V Wellington
The Vallejo Family

Linda Novell~West

May 21, 2019

I have known Oscar and his family all my life. I had the pleasure of sharing the most beautiful friendship with him through our school years. He always referred to me as, "His Little Sisiter" He had a heart that would go on forever. He made sure i was always protected. I will miss you Oscar. Its time for you to be in peace now. Just know that you are loved. God Bless you and your family
Rest in Peace

Seth Robins

May 21, 2019

My name is Seth Robins and I had the privilege of working with Oscar for about 6 years in DNT/SAC/CTO at Bayer/Covestro. We spent many, long, hours working hard, struggling with shift work, talking, laughing, and generally becoming good friends. It was clear from my interactions with Oscar that above all things he loved his daughter, Megan.

Oscar may not have realized this, but he had a huge impact on my life. His unconditional generosity helped me to go back to school and earn a degree in an engineering discipline. Now, I no longer work shift work or miss so much time with my family. When I was going to school, taking online classes while at work, Oscar would offer to do my work for me at night. He encouraged me to focus on school and he always believed that I would succeed, even when others didn't.

Together, Oscar and I struggled with similar problems working shift work. The only reason anyone works shift work, and puts their body through the stress and strain that it brings, is in hope of providing a better life for their loved ones. There is no other reason, and there is no better motivation to keep you going when you feel like you can't make another day. It is a hard life, but you do it for your family, and particularly for Oscar and I, I know we were doing it for the most precious thing in the world to us, our children, Megan and Brendan.

Roger Burwell

May 21, 2019

A true Friend who always had a smile and a kind word. He was a man of integrity and would always do the right thing. Fishing a passion and family. Oscar will be missed by many but not forgotten by all. God Bless His Spirit and may he rest in Peace. See you on the other side my Friend!