Paul Garcia

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Paul Garcia was born May 8, 1961 in Waco. He passed away Saturday, January 8, 2022.

Paul attended Connally High School and TSTC. He was the loving husband of Kim Branch Garcia; father of Paul Patrick Garcia and wife Maria Pavelka Garcia; caring stepdad to Noe, Joe Garza, Chad Miller and Tristin Bainter; Papa to grandchildren, Elijah, Sophia, Brycen, Chance, Chase, and Bailey.

Paul was one of the most selfless people you could ever meet. He was a gentle giant with a heart of gold. He loved everyone and always put others before himself. Paul’s retreat and enjoyment came while on “The Slice of Life” his houseboat, where he fished and relaxed with his loving wife Kim and family members.

Paul was a lifetime professional welder who loved his craft. He worked 25+ years at KD Manitou, eight years as a welding shop supervisor at Young Brothers Construction. He worked several years with Fluor in Rockdale, TX. The last 12 years he was employed by TSTC as supervisor over Housing Maintenance.

He was preceded in death by father, Gilbert Garcia Sr. and survived by mother, Louise Garcia both from Waco.

Paul will be greatly missed by his mother-in-law, Sandy Branch; children, Lisa, Leigh, Rick, and family. Paul held a very special place among his nine birth siblings, who are very tightly woven together, Gilbert Jr., Diana, Gabriel, Gracie, Paul, Karen, Dolores, Jimmy and Rudy Garcia; sibling spouses, Belinda, Tony, Roger and Kristen; and countless nieces and nephews who will all miss his presence and laughter at family gatherings.

Pallbearers who will lay their dearly loved uncle to rest are JJ, Joseph, Joe Jr., Jesse, Matthew, Milton, Alex, Anthony, Gilbert Ray and Lenny.

Honorary Pallbearers will be grandsons, Elijah, and Brycen; and nephews, Braxton, Benjy, and Brady.

Visitation: Thursday, January 13 at 12pm, Lake Shore Funeral Home

Funeral Service: Thursday, January 13 at 1pm, Lake Shore Funeral Home

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Condolence Messages

  1. Stephanie Robert

    I’m so sorry! Paul was always so nice!

  2. Scott & Amber Hull & Family

    Sending our thoughts and prayers to y’all at this difficult time! My God lift and strength in you all!!
    I worked with Paul for the last 9 Years at TSTC-Waco! He will truly be missed!!!

  3. Terry Pritchett

    Dear Garcia family,
    My sincere condolences for your loss. Paul was a great man.
    It was a pleasure to know and work with him.
    May the Lord bless you and your family .

  4. Teresa Copeland

    We are so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers from the Busch and Copeland Family.

  5. L. Yvette Garza-Garcia

    To his family: The Housing Department on the Harlingen TSTC campus greatly benefitted from Paul’s knowledge, understanding and positive outlook, and we are thankful for his time and efforts. Maybe the Lord watch over you, and bring you comfort, strength and healing.

  6. Dear Garcia family,
    My wife , Janet, and I thought very highly of Paul. He was a wonderful man and a great friend while I worked at TSTC.
    He will truly be missed by so many. Prayers for you all during this time.
    Kenneth Burnette

  7. Dear Garcia family,

    We are praying for peace and comfort for you and your family. Paul was a great man, always willing to help and committed to the students, staff, and mission of TSTC. He will be missed dearly. God bless you and Paul’s memory. Rest in peace sir.

    Edgar & Eliska Padilla

  8. Kim and Patrick,
    I was jolted when I heard the news. Paul was a very good and faithful friend.
    I will miss him immensely.
    I will continue praying for you and your family and if I can help in anyway please let me know.
    Mike Ratliff

  9. Dear Garcia Family,

    Sending my condolences and praying God gives you the strength you need to get through this difficult time. Cherish the memories you have of Paul.

  10. To the Garcia Family from the Butler family ,
    We are sending our prayers upward and outward for you all . We know these times are the hardest to live through. We also know that you all will be helped along this journey by a great Shepherd!! You are not alone or forsaken. Stay strong, stay in prayer and lean on each other . God Bless each of you and Rudy we are here for you

  11. Paul will be greatly missed. He was a joy to work with and swap landlord stories. Prayers for the family.

  12. We are so sorry to hear about your family’s loss of Paul. The whole Garcia family will be in our deepest thoughts and Prayers! George and Sherri Elwood

  13. Cristina - Baylor (Memorial)

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord give you straight, comfort, and bring you peace.

  14. Our condolences goes out to Garcia & Branch Family,May God give you’ll strength comfort & peace ,Kim stay strong for us,from your Providence Cafeteria ladies who dearly appreciate you & love you,our prayers go out to you & family 🙏🙏

  15. My condolences to the Garcia family, Paul was not only a great man to work with, head also knew how to make you laugh. He will truly be missed.

  16. Dear Garcia Family,
    I have been privileged to work beside Paul for the last 12 years.
    He was a dedicated co-worker, a good man and a great friend.
    His passion for people and care for others was palpable in every conversation and interaction we had.
    You can tell what a person loves, cherishes and holds most dear as those things, people and places always tend to come up in every conversation. Rare was the conversation I had with Paul when family did not come up. He exuded pride, protectiveness and love when the conversation drifted to Kim, kids, siblings, all his cherished family. I always new what mattered most to Paul, family. (followed by time on his boat!)
    We are all poorer for his loss but I consider myself richer for having been able to count Paul as my friend.
    You have my most heart felt condolences.
    Jeremiah Bland

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