Alfonso "Paco" Garcia

ARLINGTON -- Alfonso "Paco" Garcia, 38, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in Arlington. Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Visitation: The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wade Family Funeral Home. Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Alfonso Paco Benefits account at any Wells Fargo Bank. Paco was proud to be one of the founding fathers of his Alpha Sigma Phi chapter at Lindenwood University. He is preceded in death by his father, Armando Botello Garcia. Survivors: Wife, Renea Garcia; sons, Angel Botello Garcia and Andre' David Garcia; mother, Delmira Ferdin Garcia; brother, Armando Garcia and wife, Angie; sister, Annette Gilmore; mother-in-law, Rhonda Springer and husband, James; father-in-law, John Strother; sister-in-law, Johnna Strother; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. Renea&Boys
    We are so glad we got to meet paco and be part of his short life. boys you’re dad was a wonderful man he put family first. he worked so hard and continued his education to better his life for his family. he was a wonderful friend when we needed a friend him and renea were always there for us thru our hard times. Renea we are and will always be here for you and the boy’s we love yall so so so much and care about you all. we are so sad to have lost a wonderful friend but god needed a wonderful man. love you always nina,nino,meriah,jeremy.

  2. Paco, now you are on the big wrestling mat in the sky with your father looking down on us. You have touched alot of peoples live in your time on earth, I just want to say thank you for being my friend in life you are an great person,father, husband, brother,son and uncle to all. You will be missed by many.

    Thanks for being you,

    The Stahls

    Thanks for all the fond memories

  3. May our Heavenly Father hold you close! My Condolences for you and your family. From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint;
    Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
    Psalm 61:2

  4. We are so sorry for your loss and are still praying for you and the boys. May God bless and comfort you during this time.

  5. Our condolences go out to you and know that our God is a mighty God and will watch over you and your family and his circle of angels will protect you and the boys in all your days. Paco will be deeply missed by many but his loving and happy spirit will go on forever. He is in the peace and comfort of the Lord now…..May you be at peace with this and God give you all that you need. We love you Renea. God Bless you and the boys. Love, Gina & Mike Quarles

  6. Praying for your continued strength during this time. Its good to know that Paco is in a better place were there is no pain or worries for tomorrow, but peace in the presence of our King.

  7. To Renea and boys,
    Poncho will be missed by all of us.He always had that beautiful smile with those deep dimples. There were never any dark days for him. We managed to get a smile from him even in his last days here with us, and to you Renea a big hug and a Big Thank you for staying strong for him and always being there for him,… Love you and the boys, from all the Molina Fam.

  8. My deepest condolences to his family. I’ve always enjoyed talking and working with Paco and admired his work ethic. We pray to the almighty to give you strength during these difficult times

  9. We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend! What a joy it was in life to know such a kind, optimistic, spirited and devoted man. We will take great pride and joy in our time with Paco! Our heart goes out to his family and friends in this time of sorrow. God Bless you Paco! We love you with all of our heart!
    The Whelchel Family

  10. Renea & Family,
    We are all so saddened at Paco’s passing. He was such an important and positive part of our family at work. I always loved hearing him talk about his Family, his beloved bulldog, and his high school wrestling experiences. He always had that infectuous laugh and that little twinkle in his eye! His passing leaves a void in our hearts that will not soon go away. May God grant you his grace, peace, and confort in this difficult time.

  11. To the family who I know is smiling through the tears I am speechless at the transition of a powerful being we knew as PACO. I can say that I respect him because of his desire to work hard for his family. I will always remember Renea and Paco in the breakroom at Stream Energy having lunch. I will always remember the smile he brought to us in the firm and the dedication he had to his sons. God only knows and we accept His perfect will. Family know that his legacy will live on and that he is truly one in a million. Be blessed.

  12. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness I feel about Paco’s passing. Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this very difficult time. Please let me know if there is anything at all I can do for you…

  13. To Renea, the boys and the entire Garcia family, Please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss…Paco was a great guy…we worked together for about a year or so and I sat across the way from his wife Renea…I so enjoyed our talks at my cubicle with Paco…he so loved his wife and kids, we had so much fun last year at an outing…I will miss him terribly. May God grant you comfort and peace as only he can. My prayers are with each of you.

  14. Dear Paco,

    It has been an honor knowing you. I remember being this scared lil freshman walking into the lunch room, not knowing a soul. Everbody else had gone to middle school with each other and seemed to already have their group of friends. But not me. I didn’t know where to sit, I just wanted to run and hide in the bathroom because I didn’t know what to do. Guess what happened.. You were there. You smiled at me with those crazy eyes of yours and that huge smile that belongs to you. I immediatley knew I could sit with you, I knew that this scared lil thing I was, was now safe and had a friend. I thank you for that. I thank you for your smile that made me feel safe. I thank you for giving me someone to look up to. I thank you for being kind to others that no one would. I thank you for the light that you have shown us all. May it burn brighter in all of us. Thank you, my dear friend, for giving us yourself always. I am sad that I am going to miss you and that you are gone on Earth, but I know, WE ALL know, that you are just a prayer away and will be watching over us all. Love, Mandy

  15. I am soooo sad to hear about Pacos passing. I went to school with Paco and haven’t seen him in many years but have always remembered what a funny and caring person he was. He will be missed! I have some very fond memories of him that I will forever hold dear in my heart. My thought and prayers go out to his family. I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you in this time of need. RIP Paco šŸ™

  16. Paco, my beautiful friend, I have many lasting memories of our friendship, I have never met a better person or friend. The memories will never fade but perhaps the most vivid and constant is your your arms always open wide to greet me no matter how often or far between we saw each other. You always greeted me with a resounding “FLEA” as if time never went by. You gave me the nickname over 22 years ago, and everyone followed your lead, and that I am grateful for. I am blessed to have you as my friend and to share in your life legacy. Your boys will carry your bright light within them forever! May you rest eternally unto the father O Lord, may perpetual light shine upon you, and may you rest in peace. <3 Glory be to God now and forever <3 RIP Paco <3 All my love, Flea (Felisha)

  17. While I only knew Paco for a few months before his departure from the office, he immediately gained my respect as a family man. If I had to pick a single word to describe Paco, that word would be “Devoted”.

    His main focus in life was Renea, and his kids. Almost every time I spoke with him something about his family came up. With that being said it was obvious that he was a happy man and enjoyed life to the fullest everyday.

    His sense of humor was also top notch. He was one of the few that could keep me from being straight faced when I was trying to be serious.

    In the end I feel honored to have had the privilege of meeting Paco. I would like to offer my condolences and my heart to the family.

  18. I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers go out to the family. Delmira and Annette if you ever need someone to talk to please call. I know what it is like to lose a son and to have someone battling cancer. We now have another angel looking down and watching over us all.

  19. Rest in peace Paco you will be missed. And I will always have the cooler, just like at Ignition, and will have one for you always.

  20. So sorry for your loss,Renea. Ponch was a great man with a good heart. He will always be remembered.

  21. So sorry for your loss,Renea. Ponch was a great man with a good heart. He will always be remembered.

  22. So sorry for your loss,Renea. Ponch was a great man with a good heart. He will always be remembered.

  23. As kids we played together. As adults we grew apart, I’m ashamed and saddened that this is the way it went. I’m sorry I didn’t get to know the grown up…always be Pancho to me…Pancho. I know you had a full life, there’s nothing that could stop you from smiling. I can’t begin to express my deepest apologies for being absent and out of touch. My prayers go out full force for love and strength to the family for its a tough road we travel. My deepest condolences for Pancho’s family I have never met. To my nina, Annette and Mondo, I love and I miss you all, I sorry for not keeping in touch. I will make more time for those I love for in a moment they could be lost.

  24. Renea I am so saddened by the loss of Paco, but I can’t imagine the pain that you must feel. I can’t take it away and I don’t want to, because with that absence, comes memories to last a lifetime of a wonderful man.
    We didn’t know Paco nearly long enough, but it is as if we knew him for a lifetime. To know both of you is to love you….there is just no other way to look at it. Your family means so much to us and we vow to you to be there with you every step of the way on your new journey. May God bless you with peace in knowing that Paco is sitting next to God and even though we miss him dearly, he is and always will be with us in spirit and watching over the loves of his life…you, Angel and Andre.

    Love you, Carl, Wendy, Christian, Courtney, and Emily Russell

  25. Paco is the kind of person I pray my children will become. Strong in his faith, kind to everyone and always smiling. Paco is in heaven, he is perfect. My condolence is for his lovely wife and family. You are sad. Of course you are sad. You don’t have Paco anymore…In time, when you have time to breath and reflect I presume the smiles will come more often than the tears. His infectious smile and love of people, the memories, the kindness…will bring smiles. Memories will come without hesitation or permission and you will be sad again…but soon, you will start to smile. He will be waiting for that day. He will be patient and he will be waiting for all of you. Blessings to you and your family as you figure this all out. Give yourself permission to cry as often as you need to and when you are ready, give yourself permission to smile and laugh. You are in our prayers.

  26. My heart is very saddened to hear of Pacos passing. Paco you were a very dear friend. All of us that went to school together have many fond memories of you. May you rest in peace, and your family find comfort in knowing that you are in a better place, and Paco leave the angels alone up there.

  27. Renea, we are sorry to hear about your loss, may you find comfort in the fact that he is no longer suffering! Paco was a GREAT person,may he rest in peace.

    Raymond, Capi, Lil Raymond, and Tanaiya

  28. Paco was a good man. He will be miss dearly. He is in God’s loving arms now and at peace.

  29. It’s hard to put in words the feelings of these moments in life. Paco was a king amongst men. He was truly an excellent person. To Renea & family, my deepest condolences.

  30. Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that Renea and family are very close in every thought and prayer.

    Paco, will be remembered as a man of great integrity, warmth and service to those around him. Always one of the hardest working members on the team with a never ending desire to meet the needs of others. I shall never forget the dedication, loyalty and friendship.

  31. Paco and I joined Stream on the same day and I honestly can’t imagine Associate Support without his laughter and smiling face. His joy for life, friendliness and smiling face will forever be missed. My deepest condolences to Renea, the boys and all of Paco’s family. I know you will all one day be together again.

  32. Renea,Angel and Andre I am so sorry about the major loss in your life.This saddens me more than words can say and I cannot even imagine how you feel at this time.I wish I could take the pain away but i cant just remember the great friend ,husband, father and mentor that he was to all but most of all what an amazing person!!We all love him and will miss him and could never forget Poncho may god bless you and the boys and be with Poncho on his final journey we love you guys so much if you need anything please call anytime Love the Robinson’s

  33. Paco was one of my very best friends all through our high school years. Unfortunately, life forced us down different paths and we lost touch. I was so happy to reconnect with him the past couple of years. I had missed having in my life. To know Paco was to love him. How could you not! I will never forget his wonderful smile, amazing laugh, his awesome hugs and his ability to love. You could not be around Paco without knowing how much he loved you and cared about you. God must have magnificent plans for him. That is the only way to make sense of him being taken from us so young. I am a better person for having had Paco in my life. This is not goodbye but until we meet again. I know you will be there to welcome each one of us with open arms, just as you did here on earth! My condolences go out to the family. I pray for God to give you strength and understanding during your time of healing. Paco will never be forgotten and he will shine on through his boys. What a wonderful gift he left this world with.

  34. WOW! What a great guy, a great friend, & someone who was so dedicated to his job. “PACO MAN” – I love you so much & you will be missed. We had so many great laughs & great times together. Thank you for always being there and with the GREATEST SMILE EVER! With all this being said I have to end with this – “NO, you cannot have my beer!” Ha Ha I love you.

  35. The Garcia family has our deepest condolences. God has added another beautiful Angel to his kingdom. I know he will be watching over all of you. Love and prayers to you all.

  36. I am very sorry to hear that Paco has passed. Although, I had not talked with Paco much since high school, I regret not getting in touch once I found out that we only live 30 minutes apart. It would have been great to see his friendly face. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

  37. Paco’s friendship started with a smile and ended with a hug! I miss him more than words can express. Knowing him as a single guy I knew he’d make a great husband for a lucky lady. Then I met Renea and he showed me how great they were together. Meeting his beautiful boys and seeing how devoted a father he could be made me respect him even more. Thanks for the memories my friend!

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