John Manuel Garcia

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March 5, 1931 ~ March 25, 2024

Born in: Topeka , Kansas
Resided in: Arlington , Texas

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of John Manuel Garcia, who was born in Topeka, Kansas on March 5, 1931, and peacefully left this world on March 25, 2024, at the home of his son Eddie and Donna Garcia in Arlington, Texas.

John led a fulfilling life, having pursued his education diligently, graduating from Washburn University in 1957 with a degree in Business Administration. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-1955. A dedicated family man, he married Laura Lopez in Monterrey, Mexico in August 1955 and was blessed with five children, John Edward, Luis Alexander, Robert Lee, Alan James, and Laura Marie.

John’s strong work ethic began at the age of 12 at a Chocolate Shop in Tokepa where he worked until he graduated college. After a successful career with Sears, John retired in Killeen, Texas in February 1989 and spent his time partaking in his hobbies of golfing with friends and fishing on his beloved boat. He was always surrounded by loved ones and friends, leaving behind a legacy of warmth and joy.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Jose M. Garcia and Rose Cherry Garcia; wife, Laura Lopez Garcia; one brother, Luis Garcia; and two sisters, Carol Wilbanks and Angie Platt.

John is survived by his sister, Mary Munoz; his sons, Eddie and Donna, Luis and Martha, Robert and Sonia, and Alan Garcia; along with his daughter, Laura Godfrey; 11 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Please join us in celebrating John’s remarkable life at his funeral service, on Saturday, March 30, at 10:00 a.m. at Pleasantview Baptist Church, 4400 Pleasantview Drive, Arlington. A graveside service will follow at 3:30 p.m. at Salado Cemetery in Salado. A visitation will be held on the day prior, Friday, March 29, from 6-8 p.m. at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington.

In his memory, let us cherish the moments we shared with him and the love he bestowed upon us all. May he rest in everlasting peace.


Public Viewing: March 29, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Room: State Room A&B

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Funeral Service: March 30, 2024 10:00 am

Pleasantview Baptist Church
4400 Pleasantview Drive
Arlington, TX 76017

Graveside Service: March 30, 2024 3:30 pm

Salado Cemetery
1109 Baines Drive
Salado, TX 76571

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