Lazaro (Larry) Garza Jr, 89, of Galveston, passed away Wednesday, April 24thin League City, Texas. He was born November 11, 1923, in Galveston, Texas, to Lazaro and Antonia Perez Garza. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara May Neese of Mobile, Alabama in 1968.
Surviving are his sons: Lazaro Garza III and his wife Kay, L. Rico Garza and his wife Rebecca; his daughters: Linda Noack and husband Robin and Lisa Garcia; and extended family of Leo Workman and wife, Angie and children of Mobile, Alabama; his grandchildren Leah Espy and husband Daniel, Ian Noack, Iris Noack, Clare Wynne and husband, James Harry, Kyrsten Garcia, Kymberly Garcia, Kathrynne Garcia, Lucian Garza; great grandchildren, Josiah Espy, Aletheia Espy, Eliya Espy, Nehemiah Espy, Audrey Wynne, and siblings, David Garza, Lela Copado of Texas and Marie Harris of Florida.
Larry was a long time resident of Galveston, working as a successful businessman and entrepreneur before retiring and serving as a civil servant for Galveston County.
Larry enjoyed music and dance and spent some time volunteering at the local Salvation Army serving food. He was also active serving at Central United Methodist Church and active with the Masonic Lodge and El Mina Shrine Temple.
Larry’s family will receive visitors beginning at 9:00 am, Saturday, April 27th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home, 3028 Broadway, in Galveston. Funeral service will begin at 10:00 am with Rev. JC Dorman officiating. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Burns Hospital, 711 7thStreet, Galveston, TX 77550.