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Joel "Chubby" Garcia

July 18, 1961 — October 30, 2022

Mcallen

Joel "Chubby" Garcia

JOEL "Chubby" GARCIA

MCALLEN-  Joel Gerardo Garcia, 61, entered eternal rest on Sunday, October 30, 2022 in McAllen.

Chubby had a big heart that was all about his family. He and Debbie met shortly after high school, and if you’ve ever heard that opposites attract, that was them! From short to tall, quiet to loud, black olive & mushroom to meat lovers (pizza), the list goes on and on. They completed each other and needed one another from day one. Chubby’s kids learned so much from him.
They each have their own distinct traits which they got from him and some form of that loud and happy laugh. Chubby worked hard for 40+ years to be the best he could in the HVAC industry. He started his own business, taught, and mentored many, including Nikki this past year. He was the guy to call no matter the problem, he knew how to fix it and usually make it
even better than it was before. His family and friends have loads of stories. His humor was brash, yet loving. He was admired for it and drew in friends and kept them close. Chubby’s booming laughter announced his presence, and that joy it brought to us all will be cherished forever.

Mr . Garcia survived by his wife, Deborah "Debbie" Garcia; three children, Nicole Christine (Isidro) Armijo, Jason Joel Garcia and Tessa Marie Garcia; three grandchildren, Kelly, Zoey and Conor; parents; Rene and Hortencia Garcia; three siblings, Roel Eduardo (Ludivina) Garcia, Roberto "Bobby" Rene (Juliana) Garcia and Sonia Araceli Garcia; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary, Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at Legacy Chapels 4610 South Jackson Road in Edinburg. Funeral mass will be at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen. Interment will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens in McAllen.

Funeral services are under the direction of Legacy Chapels in Edinburg.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Joel "Chubby" Garcia, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

5:00 - 9:00pm (Central time)

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Rosary

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

7:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)

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Funeral Mass

Thursday, November 3, 2022

9:30 - 10:30am (Central time)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

306 S 15th St, McAllen, TX 78501

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Interment

Thursday, November 3, 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)

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