Services are Saturday for Glenn Garcia, 55

MARFA - Glenn Garcia, the "Voice of the Shorthorns," is silenced Glenn Lujan Garcia, 55, a lifelong Marfa resident whose community and public service to the town and school that he loved with all his heart was unparalleled by anyone of his generation, died Feb. 23, 2014, in Dallas, surrounded by his loving family. Services include a Rosary at 7pm Feb. 28 and a funeral Mass at 11am, March 1 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. A Celebration of Life at the Capri Lounge will follow the Mass. He was the oldest of four siblings (Sammy, Debbie and Brenda) born Nov. 6, 1958, in Marfa to Armando and Lucy Garcia. Save for a few years, he was a lifelong resident of Marfa, graduating from Marfa High School in 1976, and attending Sul Ross State University where he met his life partner, Leticia Barron. Glenn and Letty were married in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico,on Aug. 16, 1980. He earned his BBA from SRSU in 1981 and began his career with the Marfa National Bank that summer. On Sep. 30 of that year, Glenn and Letty's first child, Aaron Daniel Garcia, was born. Glenn went on to earn his MBA from Sul Ross in 1982. The couple's second son, Marco Samuel Garcia, was born Nov. 20, 1985. He earned graduate banking certificates from Texas Tech University, Louisiana State University and the University of Delaware. Dedicated to service, he was actively involved in numerous civic, academic, and athletic organizations in the Marfa Independent School District and community, earning him numerous awards and recognition, all humbly accepted. The announcer of Marfa High School football games for many years, he was dubbed "The Voice of the Shorthorns," the namesake now gracing the press box at Martin Field. He is survived by wife Letty of Marfa, and sons Aaron and Marco; his parents Armando and Lucy Garcia of Marfa , and his sisters, Debbie Falknor and Brenda Garcia; and also by many nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren and an entire community of dear friends. He was preceded in death by his brother Sammy and in-laws Lazaro and Mercedes Barron. In lieu of flowers, he requested donations be made in his name to the Marfa Athletic Booster Club or the Merced Cemetery. Contact the Marfa National Bank for information regarding donations.
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