Arnulfo "Choche" Garcia

April 20, 1953 - March 20, 2024
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On Wednesday, March 20, 2024, Arnulfo “Choche” Garcia, loving father of two girls, passed away at the age of 70, after a long battle with cancer. Arnulfo was born on April 20, 1953 in Laredo, Texas where he lived his entire life. He spent the majority of his life working for the Texas-Mexican railroad and the Webb County Sheriff’s Department, from where he retired. He had a passion for music, playing the drums for different bands.  In his spare time, you would find him outside listening to music and grilling, as well as watching his Dallas Cowboys play.

Arnulfo was preceded in death by his father Arnulfo, his mother Hortencia, brother Ricardo (Sylvia+), and sister Hilda (Ignacio) Longoria. He is survived by his two daughters Xochitl (Bryan) Blakely and Alicia (Heriberto) Villagrana.  Grandchildren Jeremy (Anna) Blakely, Kaylan Blakely,  Christa Villagrana,  Jordyn Villagrana, and Olivia Villagrana.  Sisters Yolanda (Jose) Amaya and Rosa Maria (Oscar) Castillo. Brother Gabriel (Cynthia+) Garcia. Future great-grandson Archer Blakely, and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was formally married to the mother of his girls, Araceli Garcia.

The family will be receiving condolences on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, in the Angelus Chapel at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Cremation will be held at a later date.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at

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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Cremation Associates of Laredo


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: April 20, 1953
Died: March 20, 2024

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Anazeli J. Solis posted on 3/29/24

Condolences to family and friends. May you all find comfort and peace that he is at peace now serving our lord Jesus Christ.


Toni (Cisneros) Benavides posted on 3/26/24

To Choche family I knew Choche from the neighborhood. My most deepest condolences and prayers during this difficult time of grief. May the perpetual light shine upon him. Rest in peace Choche. 🙏💐🙏💐🙏


Brentina Williamson posted on 3/23/24

Sending prayers and love to the family.


Jeremy Blakely posted on 3/22/24

Rest in peace Guelo. I wish you could’ve met your great grandson before leaving us, but I’m glad you’re no longer in pain. I love you and you’ll always have a special place in our hearts.