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Manuel Garcia

January 17, 1936 — June 24, 2015

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Manuel D.J. Garcia

Hephzibah, GA  – Manuel De Jesus Garcia, 79, loving husband of 58 years to Liselotte Kress Garcia, entered into eternal rest Wednesday night, June 24, 2015 at University Hospital. A Celebration of Life service will be held in the James Funeral Home Chapel at 3:00PM Sunday, June 28, 2015 with Rev. Jason Burton officiating.

One of three sons born to the late Julia Campos Garcia and the late Roman Garcia, Manuel grew up in San Antonio, Texas.  After graduating high school, he proudly joined the Army, serving our country in Vietnam. While stationed in Germany, he met and married the love of his life. With over 20 years of service and while stationed at Ft. Gordon, he retired as Staff Sergeant and made this area his home, vowing never to move again. A hard worker and never one to be idle, he and his best friend, Jesse, worked in the well-drilling business until his friend’s untimely death. He then worked for Schwerman Trucking for 20 years, driving enough miles to be in the Million Mile Club, and then deciding to retire again in order to take care of his grandchildren.  In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Manuel was a great provider for his family, had a good-hearted, loving nature, and had a never-give-up attitude. A loyal friend and devoted husband and father, his love for his family was absolute and unwavering—his family was his life. Manuel will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege to know him.

Manuel is also preceded in death by his daughter, Mickey Cheatwood; son, Shawn Garcia; and brothers, Aurelio Garcia and Antonio Garcia.  Other survivors include his daughters, Jessy Hopkins (Mike) and Heidi Fourman of Longview TX; nine grandchildren, Allan Fourman (Samantha), Kevin Fourman (Colette), Candy Bodine (Jay), Billy Fourman (Kim), Shannon Mayfield (Darrell), Tammy Fourman (Ed), Kyrsten Hopkins, Madison Hopkins and Tammy Sanders (Geoff); several great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home after the services Sunday afternoon, June 28, 2015.
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Legacy Of Love

A husband, a father, a grandpa too,
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight;
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your hear, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another--
Not just as a husband, not just as a father.
For all of us you gave your best;
Now the time has come for your to rest.
So, go in peace--you've earned your sleep.
Your love in our hearts we will eternally keep.






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