Jose Lorenzo Garza, Sr.

Funeral services for Jose Lorenzo Garza, Sr., 83, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Trinity Baptist Church with Al Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at McCoy Chapel of Memories.Garza died Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.He was born July 6, 1929 in old Mexico. He married Maria Vera on June 7, 1957 in Florida. Jose was a member of the Church of Christ and lived in Sweetwater for 51 years. He worked for Sweetwater Compress for 20 years as a press operator.Survivors include his wife, Maria Garza of Sweetwater; daughters, Maria Castro and husband Victor of Sweetwater, Aurelia Garza of Sweetwater, Araselia Gonzales and husband Antonio of Sweetwater, Adelaida Calderon and husband Randy of Sweetwater and Arjelia Ruiz of Sweetwater; sons, Adolfo Garza and wife Mary Esther of Sweetwater and Jose L. Garza, Jr., and wife Debbie of Sweetwater; 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by a son, Armando Garza.Pallbearers are Adolfo Garza, Jose L. Garza, Jr., Lamar Blueford, Antonio Gonzales, Jr., Jesus Torres, and Michael Castro. Honorary pallbearers will be Rudy Calderon, Victor Castro, Fernando Torres, Hector Vera and Refugio Vera, Jr.