Cesario (Charlie) Garza
March 2, 1930 ~ January 25, 2019
Cesario (Charlie) Garza, 88 of Caldwell (formerly of Dimmitt, Texas), passed away peacefully on Jan. 25, 2019. Visitation will be held Monday, Jan. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Caldwell with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. Mass of a Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dime Box. Father Joy Adimakkeel will preside over services. Burial will follow services at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Dime Box.
He was born March 2, 1930, in George West, Texas, to Eluteria Garza. He married Felicita Savala on Nov. 21, 1949. Together, they had 11 children.
Cesario was orphaned by the age of 9. As a youth, he worked custodial jobs in Steele’s Store (Mudville), Texas. As a young man, he played minor league baseball for the Lone Star League. After he married, he and Felicita moved to the Texas Panhandle, where he worked as a farm hand and repaired farm equipment. Primarily as a self-taught man, he discovered he had an aptitude for growing productive crops and fixing machinery, and was often called upon in the community when farm equipment repair was needed. He was well respected as a man of integrity, with a strong work ethic in all communities in which he lived throughout his life. Cesario valued his family and friends. He greatly enjoyed cookouts and visits with loved ones. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and was always ready for a competitive game of dominoes. Cesario was strong in his Catholic faith, attending St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dime Box, Texas.
Mr. Garza was preceded in death by Felicita, his loving wife of 66 years; his son, Andres Garza; and daughters, Mary Correa and Alice Casas.
He is survived by his sons, Charlie Garza and Nicolas Garza of Caldwell, Texas, Mario (Adela) Garza of Lubbock, Texas, and Fermin (Kim) Garza of Bushland, Texas; daughters, Dora Garza of College Station, Texas and Abelia Garza of Caldwell, Texas, Teresa (John) Garth of Hereford, Texas, and Hope Sifuentes of Austin, Texas; 35 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will include Pat Pineda, Jesse Pineda, Ruben Pineda, Rudy Pineda, Joe Pineda, Raymond Blanco Jr., Louis Savala Jr., and Daniel Savala.