In Memoriam : Julian Garcia

Julian H. Garcia - age: 92
(February 16, 1930 to May 16, 2022 )
Resident of Farmersville, California

Visitation Information:
Visitations will be held on Wednesday May 25, 2022 from 2-6 p.m. at Evans Miller Guinn Chapel with Rosary beginning at 6 p.m. Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church at 608 N Church St, Visalia, CA 93291 on Thursday May 26, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. with graveside service being held at the Exeter District Cemetery Thursday May 26, 2022 at 1 p.m.

Julian Garcia died on May 16th in Visalia, Ca. He was 92. Julian was born February 16th, 1930, in Corpus Christi to Lino and Porfiria Garcia. He was one of seven children to share the love of his parents—his sisters: Paola, Juanita, Josephina, Bonnie, Eulalia and brother: Sacramento. After graduating from high school, Julian enlisted in the United States Army as an infantry man and served in the Korean War. He often recollected the unimaginable loss of life during combat, but he believed that his mother’s prayers kept him safe. After his combat tour ended, he would go on to change his military occupation, becoming a chef. Julian retired from the United States Army. Following his retirement from the military, Julian moved to Columbus, Georgia. He developed a passion for painting and drawing. Eventually, he established his own small business painting cars, as well as hand-designed decals and portraits. He remained in Columbus for over 40 years, until returning to Corpus Christi to live with his sister, Bonnie. Bonnie and Julian would be relocated to Farmersville in February 2020 to live with his niece and nephew in-law, Carrie and John Quiroz. Julian loved spending time with family. He especially enjoyed eating out with his sisters, Bonnie and Eulalia; in particular, enchiladas with rice, but NO beans. When around his nieces and nephews, he would often recount stories, such as recollecting having Ms. Tucker’s Manteca container full of his mom’s cookies wherever he was stationed, loving to visit his mom because she made the best tacos, his love of Jazz, his ability to speak seven languages, and the fact that he was a good dancer. While he did not have any children, he is survived by his sister, Eulalia, and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Julian was preceded in death by his wife, Maria Garcia.