Julian Garza, Jr.

March 24, 1942 - April 25, 2017
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Julian “El Pollo” Garza, Jr. was called to the arms of our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 5:10 p.m. in Kyle, Texas, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He had recently celebrated turning three quarters of a century, as he liked to tell all who would listen. As he took his last breath, he was surrounded by his loving wife and three generations of his loving family: his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Pollo, as he was affectionately known by all his family and friends, was born in Laredo but was raised in Encinal until his 8th birthday.  He lived most of his life in Laredo, relocating to Kyle six years ago as his cancer progressed. Pollo graduated from Martin High School, where he was a southpaw star pitcher for the Tigers. He retired after serving the children of LISD for many years through the food department.  On his spare time, he loved to visit the ranch, cook out, and spend time with his family.  However, his greatest passion was gathering mesquite for firewood and selling it from his home.  He took great pride in providing quality kindling to his customers.  He was known as “El Señor de la Leña.”

He was preceded in death by his parents, Julian and Rosa L. Garza; brother, Celestino Garza; brother, Eduardo Lopez; sister, Maria Reyna; and his infant twin granddaughters.

Pollo is survived by Raquel Ramirez, his wife and best friend of 53 years; daughters: Patricia Garza, Priscilla (Juan A.) Reyna, Veronica (Eduardo) Velazquez, and son Saul (Ruby) Garza.  Also left to cherish his memory are his grandchildren: Felipe Elizondo III, Roel Elizondo, Jennifer (Jose Luis) Rocha, Jacqueline A. Davalos, Trisha M. Reyna, Eduardo Velazquez, III, Roxanna (Ryan) Velazquez, Lilianna Velazquez, Markus Velazquez, Saul Garza Jr., Israel Garza, and Gabriela Garza; great-grandchildren: Yesennia Herrera, Roman J. Zapata Jr., Jenesee Zapata, Camilia Carrasco, and Analeya Carrasco. Brothers: Pedro (Delia+) Garza, Rogelio (Sylvia) Garza, Oscar Javier (Elizabeth) Garza, Jose Luis (Esther) Garza, Fabian (Patty) Garza; sister, Norma (Tirzo) Martinez, and numerous other relatives.

Pollo’s life will be celebrated on Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 12pm to 5pm, rosary at 4pm at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services located at 1320 Trey Dr. To honor his request, those attending are encouraged to wear his favorite color, Red.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr. Laredo, Texas (956)723-3611.  You may leave condolences to the family online at www.freddickey.com


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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Rosary at 4:00 pm

Memorial Information

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: March 24, 1942
Died: April 25, 2017

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Toni Cordelia Beiras posted on 5/13/17

I was so saddened to have heard the news Raquel, Patsy, Priscilla, Veronica and Saul. Your father was a very good man and he will be missed. I have very fond memories of all of you, growing up together both as neighbors, and as friends, but more like family. All of you have been so good to our family throughout the years, especially in times of need and I will always cherish that. I only ask God now to please keep you and guide all of you through this very difficult time. I send you my sincerest condolences. You are all in my thoughts and in my prayers. God Bless all of you, with much love, Cordy


Mario and Rosario Mendez Meza posted on 5/12/17

Our most sincere condolences for the family. May he Rest In Peace.


Alonzo Martinez, Jr. posted on 5/12/17

My deepest condolences to the Garza Family. It was a pleasure working with Mr. Garza at L.I.S.D. food service. May he rest in Peace.


Roberto and Diana Ortiz posted on 5/11/17

Our most sincere sympathies to my sister Raquel and at the same time our comadre. Roberto, our daughters, Gabriela and Dianita and I spend many happy times at their house on Allende. Who can forget Sunday afternoon carne asadas while watching the Cowboys game and hoping they would win. Who can forget those poker games and who can forget New Year's Eve celebration year after year. We are deeply sorry.


Gaby posted on 5/2/17

Sentimos mucho la perdida de su ser querido por eso queremos compartir con ustedes el consuelo que Dios nos da mediante las escrituras. Por ejemplo en Isaías 33:24 dice que llegara el día en que nadie dirá "estoy enfermo". Revelacion o Apocalipsis 21:4 dice que "Dios limpiara toda lágrima de los ojos y la muerte no sera mas ni existirá ya mas lamento ni clamor ni dolor". Y en Hechos 24:15 dice que "va ha haber una resurrección". Notamos que muy pronto nuestro creador Jehova Dios acabará con toda la maldad y el sufrimiento incluyendo las enfermedades y la muerte. Además nos dice Dios que tiene el deseo de devolverles la vida de nuestros seres queridos que hayan muerto.