Juan Garcia Mendoza "El grande", age 67 of San Angelo died on June 21, 2021 at his home.
A rosary will be held on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 6:00 PM in the Robert Massie Riverside Chapel. The funeral mass will be held on Saturday, June 26th at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Arrangements are by Robert Massie Funeral Home.
Mr. Mendoza was born on September 26, 1953 in Mexico to his parents, Lucio and Julia Garcia Mendoza. While living in Mexico, he was an avid baseball and softball player. He married his love, Felicitas Castillo and they shared 48 years of marriage. The family moved to the United States from Mexico in 1999. On June 23, 2018, Mr. Mendoza accomplished a lifelong dream of becoming a U.S. Citizen.
He worked hard throughout his life and he desired unity and wanted everyone to better themselves in order to achieve a better community for all. To Mr. Mendoza, family was everything and keeping the family together was very important to him. He cherished time with family but especially his grandchildren whom he adored. He enjoyed being outside and gardening.
Mr. Mendoza was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Reyes Mendoza and Raymondo Mendoza; and a great grandson.
He is survived by his wife, Felicitas; his children, Rosa Veronica Mendoza, Antonio Mendoza, Martha Mendoza, Marco Mendoza, Janeth Rios; his siblings, Francisco Mendoza, Lucio Mendoza, Esteban Mendoza, Efrain Mendoza, Cesar Mendoza, Martin Mendoza, Idalia Mendoza, Irma Ledesma, Eva Trevino and Maria Perez; fifteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren and one on the way.
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