Ausencio “Shorty” Garcia, Jr., 70, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Thursday, September 20, 2012 after a sudden battle with cancer. He was born in Robstown, Texas on December 16, 1941 to Ausencio and Santos Niño Garcia, Sr. He was employed with Nueces County for 20 years until reaching retirement. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and friend who will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him.

He goes home to reunite with his parents, one son, Ricardo Garcia, one sister, Jesusa Garcia Peralez, and one brother, Pedro Garcia who preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years of marriage, Florencia “Flo” Garcia of Robstown, Texas; five children, Graciela Garcia Mar, Cynthia Garcia both of Modesto, Calif., Cristina Garcia, Patricia Garcia (Joe Fermin) Lerma, and Jacob Ryan Garcia all of Robstown, Texas; six brothers and sisters, Luz (Augustin) Soto, Erminia Dampier both of Robstown, Texas, Samuel (Elodia) Garcia of Dallas, Texas, Albert (Linda) Garcia of Robstown, Texas, Roberto Garcia of Bishop, Texas, and Hector (Maria) Garcia of Robstown, Texas. He was also blessed with nine grandchildren, Joseph Phillip Mar II, Adelida Zuniga, Delilah Maria Mar, Ricardo Zuniga all of Modesto, Calif., Vanessa Gutierrez, Selena Gutierrez both of Robstown, Texas, Desiree Mar of Modesto, California, Jacquelyn Jo Lerma, and Jose Fermin “Tre” Lerma III, both of Robstown, Texas. He will also be missed by his three great grandchildren, Estrella Luna, Blanca Luna, Emma Zuniga of Modesto, Calif., as well as, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many other relatives and friends who loved him deeply.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 24, 2012 at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel in Robstown, Texas. The Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Robstown, Texas. Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery in Robstown, Texas.

Arrangements Entrusted to Ramon Funeral Home, Inc.