And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
Alfredo P. Garza was freed from his decade-long bout with cancer and met his Savior, Jesus Christ on Feb. 3, 2013.
Born on Nov. 20, 1949, Freddie grew up in Raymondville before serving in the military from 1968-1971. He later met and married Abby, his wife of 41 years and mother to his two daughters. Fred went to work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons where he worked for 24 years at seven Federal Correctional Institutions, making numerous life-long friends along the way. Fred served His country and his family, but first and foremost, he was a follower of Christ, who took every opportunity to tell everyone that he encountered the Good News of Jesus, up until his final days.
He is now reunited with his father, Manuel Garza; father-in-law, Genaro Robles; and his sister, Juanita Cisneros.
He awaits the eternal reunion of his wife, Abby, and his mother, Virginia Garza.
Fred is also survived by two daughters, Connie Herrera, of Lockhart, and Belinda Flores and husband, Arturo, of Little Elm; four sisters: Elena San Miguel and husband, Pete, of Raymondville, Elida Sosa and husband, Dan, of Corpus Christi, Estella Rejino and husband, Ben, of Friona and Sofia Villarreal and husband, Richard, of San Antonio; six grandchildren: Brisa Herrera, Marcos Flores, Carlos Herrera, Lia Pina, Karina Flores and Bianca Flores; and his beloved dog, Sterling.
Prayer Service was scheduled at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at Pennington Funeral Home. Funeral Services were planned at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at the Calvary Baptist Church in San Marcos, with the Rev. Dennis Spire officiating and interment following at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale.
Chosen to serve as pallbearers were Marcos Flores, Carlos Herrera, Gabriel Ramos, Jaime Cisneros, Arturo Flores, Pablo Aguilar, Javier Villarreal, Gilbert Hernandez, Jorge Galan and Gabriel Cunnion.
Contributions in memory of Alfredo may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church in San Marcos.
Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas. (512) 353-4311.