Ruben Omar Garcia

September 28, 1935 - September 30, 2021
Ruben Omar  Garcia thumbnail
Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services
Alfredo Agredano Light a candle


Ruben O. Garcia, 86, entered eternal rest on Thursday, September 30, 2021.

He was born in Hebbronville, Texas on September 28, 1935, but was a lifelong resident of Laredo, Texas. He was a beloved husband, father, grandpa, uncle, and friend.

Ruben O. graduated from Martin High School and then enlisted in the U. S. Army with a tour in Germany with the 6th Armored Cavalry, and a tour in France with the 554th Ordinance Company at Braccone Army Depot. He then returned to the U. S. and was assigned to the 52nd Missile Air Defense Battalion in Key Largo, Florida. He attended the U. S. Army Intelligence School at Fort Holabird, Maryland.  Upon completion, he was assigned to 203rd Military Intelligence Group in the Dominican Republic. Upon returning to Laredo, he worked at Falstaff Distributing and later began working for the U. S. Postal Service for 24 years before his retirement.

He was an active member of LULAC Council 12, Veterans of Foreign Wars 9184, and American Legion Post 59. He proudly served as Post 59 Commander, 23rd District Commander, and 3rd Division Commander of the American Legion Department of Texas.  Ruben O. also enjoyed being a member of the American Legion Post 59 Honor Guard.

He was preceded in death by his parents Guadalupe Garcia and Luisa Quiroga Garcia, his siblings Maria Luisa (Abel) Rodriguez, Esperanza (Eduardo) Lopez, Alicia Rangel, Oscar Garcia, and his in-laws Tomas and Rosa Vela.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Cecilia Vela Garcia and children: Ruben O. Garcia, Jr., Ken Garcia, Cecilia (Dago) Hornedo, Rosalynn (Frank) Gutierrez, Dorannette (Javier) Morin, eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, sister Osbelia (+Morris) Bode, brother in law Jesus “Chuy” Rangel, and numerous nephews and nieces.

The family will be receiving guests on Monday, October 4th at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 9:00 am to 11:00 am with interment immediately following at Laredo City Cemetery.

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

Leave a Condolence

Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, October 4, 2021

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

A Prayer Service will begin at 11:00 am

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, October 4, 2021

City Cemetery


3200 N Meadow Ave
Laredo, Texas 78040


Life Event Timeline

Help tell the story of Ruben Omar by contributing to the Life Event Timeline. Upload the photo of an event...

Post an Event

Timeline for Ruben Omar Garcia

Born: September 28, 1935
Died: September 30, 2021

Condolences for Ruben Omar Garcia

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services

Our sincere condolences.

The staff of Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services.


Diana Villarreal Erickson posted on 10/5/21

My most sincere condolences to Cecilia and the family. Mr. Garcia was a true gentleman. I have fond memories of the wonderful times we all enjoyed at the Milton School Faculty parties. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, during this difficult time.


Joe Barron and Family posted on 10/3/21

Rest In Peace Sir


Narciso Rocha posted on 10/3/21

Rest in peace, Ruben, my best friend for 70 plus years. We met in our early teens, went into the army together, and spent most of our free time together for 70 plus years. I lked to hang around with you because you had such a weird sense of humor. We were always laughing. Lately because of our old age (ha ha) and covid 19 we weren't able to spend much time together. But I knew you were there. Now I know you are not there. After 70 plus years It's a strange feeling. But I have never believed it all ends here. I won't say goodbye. Your best friend Runo


Liza zamarripa posted on 10/2/21

Your father will be terribly missed. He was loved by all and he will be cherished in memories forever. My deepest condolences.


Lex & Patricia Villarreal posted on 10/2/21

Sending our condolences & love to the Garcia family.


Pat and Laura Tarver posted on 10/2/21

We are saddened by Ruben’s passing and shall miss him. Ruben served life well by honorably serving his country, faithfully supporting a wonderful family and being a friend to all that knew him. He was just a “darn” good man for whom the world needs more of. May he rest easy in eternal sleep. He earned it. "Vaya con dios" dear brother-in-law


Alfredo Agredano posted on 10/1/21

Rest In Peace my friend. Was a great joy working with you. He was very respectful and a wonderful human being. Until we meet again, later my friend.