Casimiro (Casey) Garza, Jr

Profile Updated: July 29, 2020
Class Year: 1965
Residing In: Corpus Christi, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Sharon Ray Garza
Occupation: Sales-AutoNation Ford - Corpus Christi
Children: Troy Mantle Garza 20 yr old
Marissa Nicole Garza 18 yr old
Nicolas Martin Garza (Deceased)
Military Service: US Army  
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6 years in Army, service tours in Vietnam with the 5th Special Forces (Green Berets), graduated from Texas A&I in Finance, banking work for 12 years and been with Ford sales since 1989, working currently with AutoNation Ford in Corpus Christi

Moved to Corpus Christi in November of 2017

School Story:

Remember getting my graduation diploma, out at Memorial Stadium....started stepping off the stage and then it hit me...."WTF now.....Vietnam!"

Instead of being drafted, I volunteered for fear of Vietnam. At the Ft Sam Houston reception station, there were something like 300 new soldiers in a large room. This was after all of the medical clearance checks to make sure you passed muster. A drill Sergeant, two of them, came in yelling at the US(Draftees) that were grouped together. "When I point at you, you get you damn ass up and line up against the wall and move like you got a pair". After picking about 30 or so, all over 6' tall...."Congratulations, you are now property of the US Marine Corps".....follow me! He might as well have said "Marine Corpses", 6 months later they were either dead, wounded or screwed up from going to Vietnam.

At the end, I ended up going thru OCS, Ranger, Airborne and Green Beret training and ended up in Vietnam anyways.

On the way back, from Vietnam, I landed in San Francisco and was yelled at by some hippies/beatniks. With my beret on, I looked a little different then the other soldiers. A little old lady came up, and ask me if I was American. I said yes and she asked me what I did. "I'm with the Special Forces". Oh, she says..."my grandson is also, what instrument do you play" (this was Special Services).....after a slight puzzled look, I told her the M16......I left with a big smile on my face.......true story.

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Aug 08, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Posted on: Aug 08, 2020 at 9:31 AM

Happy BIrthday Gail, hard to believe that it has been nearly 60 years since we met at Memorial Junior High. Even remember the day you first started wearing braces, and I my "Buddy Holly" glasses, promising not to make fun of each other. Hope you enjoyed a wonderful past year and the next one even better for you and all of those around you. Will always remember you with the fondest of memories.....Feliz Cumpleanos!

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Jul 31, 2020 at 2:38 PM

David was in my class, 1965 not 1964.

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Jul 29, 2020 at 2:35 PM

David Wylie 1946-2020


David Wylie
1946-2020
David Wylie, 73, was called home to Jesus from his home in Houston, TX on July 19, 2020.
David was proceeded in death by his father and mother, BG and Catherine Wylie, and his sister Darla Farrell. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Christine; children: Kristen (Clay) Burton and David (Nona) Wylie; seven adoring grandchildren: Wylie, Bradley, and Brooks Burton; Charlie, Ben, John, and Margaret Wylie; his sister Debbie (Farris) Richardson; and many other relatives and friends.
David was born on September 3, 1946 in Alice, TX. He graduated in 1968 from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. David gave his life to Jesus in 1986, and he was a constant gentleman to all he met. He was passionate about all sports throughout his childhood and adult lifeā€¦.rarely missing a grandchild's sporting event.
His love was fierce. He adored his wife, kids, and grandkids. His legacy will live with us forever. We watched him dedicate his life to Jesus. He was flawed and human but our perfect earthly father. He is gone way too soon, and there is huge hole in our hearts. But... God! The family is at peace knowing he is at rest in heaven.
Memorial services will be held on July 31, 2020 at 1:00 pm in the sanctuary of Second Baptist Church (6400 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77057). A link is listed below for live streaming of the ceremony.
http://www.second.org/liveevents
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Jul 22, 2020 at 12:13 PM

Corpus Christi - Bobby C. Lamb passed from this Earth to be with his Lord on July 11, 2020 in Corpus Christi, Texas at age 75, just days before his birthday on July 15. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Debra; their son, Darren and wife Monica Lamb; three grandsons, Jonathan D, Daniel R, and Braden C. Lamb; niece, Dawn Gutz; brother and sister-in-law Don and Deborah Dunn; nephews, Wade and Clint Dunn; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters Sharron Annette Lamb and Patricia Denise Lamb Morton. Bobby was born on July 15, 1944 in Alice, Texas to Victor Ray and Doris Fikes Lamb. Life was difficult for the Lamb children after they lost their father to lung cancer when Bobby, the only boy and eldest child, was just 13 years old. He shouldered the extra responsibilities of caring for his family as well as attending school, playing football, and graduating from Alice High School in 1963. He then moved to Corpus Christi and worked for Borden's Milk Co. During this time, he met Debra Dunn, the love of his life, at Pick's Drive In on Water St. and later at Panjo's Pizza Parlor. After dating, they married at Forrest Park Baptist Church on May 1, 1965. He then hired on with Southwestern Bell and in 1965, began a 2-year stint in the Army, specializing in underground communications, so their first anniversary was celebrated in Hawaii. He returned to Southwestern Bell, later AT&T, until retirement in 2006. Bobby was active in his son Darren's school and was instrumental in introducing Soccer to Public schools across Corpus Christi. He enjoyed researching the ancestry of the Dunns and Lambs, often visiting gravesites of relatives for information. He was also an avid runner and member of the Roadrunners for many years, and both he and Deb were members of Gardendale Baptist Church. Viewing will be at Memory Gardens in Corpus Christi on July 24 from 5:45 to 9:00 pm, with a prayer around 6:00 pm. 120 visitors allowed and masks are required due to Covid restrictions. A procession will leave Memory Gardens at 9:30 am on July 25 to Pawnee, Texas where services will begin at 10:30 am and burial will follow at Pawnee Family Cemetery.

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Mar 03, 2020 at 4:33 PM

I vaguely remember Judy, recall that her and Sheila were I believe cousins or half sisters, don't recal. .  Very friendly and kind to eveyone in school. Always sad to see and hear about our classmates passing away.  May she rest in peace, she was a wonderful person, and from the reading the obituary, it attests to that statement.

 

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Jan 29, 2020 at 4:02 PM

Welcome aboard, Richard. Good to see you are still around.

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Jan 09, 2020 at 12:33 PM

No one,absolutley no one that met this man, did not at the lease like the heck out of him.  Emil was younger then me, and a few years behind me in school.  We connected and met on the bowling lanes at Paladium Bowl.  There was something about him and his heavy loud voice that made you realize that this was a kind and good man.  No one that ever met him, ever said otherwise.  He was later a customer of mine, and always seemed to find me when I would move.  He will be missed dearly not only by his family but by a lot of people.  RIP, buddy

Jan 09, 2020 at 12:33 PM

Sorry to hear about Larry, have not really seen him since high school.  Played baseball together on the Coyote team and a great ball player and teamatel  He will be missed by all that knew him, RIP Larry

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Oct 15, 2019 at 4:33 AM
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Oct 05, 2019 at 4:33 PM

George, or "Mr Draper", was one of if not my favorite teacher in high school. Taking Government from in my Senior year.  Always remember him being involved with the baseball and softball leagues, always reporting the scores to the local paper.  Also very fond memories later after school, with the bowling leagues with were both involved with at Paladium Bowl.

One of my earliest memories was a high school playoff game that Auga Dulce was playing at Memorial Statidum, when the fog was so heavy that you could hardly see the other side of the field...."who ever tackled him, your guess is as good as mine" he would say.

Mr Draper was a very special man, that worked hard to teach it to everyone.  He is someone that weill be dearly missed, especially at the high school...and especially his game calling at the Coyote games, those that followed him, were so bad, that I would literally cover my ears to drown out the game calling.  He had a one of a kind voice.

Aug 07, 2019 at 12:13 PM

Feliz Cumpleanos! Gail. Hope the past year was super, and the next one even better for you and all of those around you. Casey (Class '65)

Nov 01, 2018 at 5:19 PM
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Apr 26, 2018 at 4:33 PM

Here's a picture of Richard in high school:

 

Apr 26, 2018 at 4:33 PM

Here is Ruben in high school:

 

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Apr 26, 2018 at 4:33 PM

Gary in high school:

 

Apr 26, 2018 at 4:33 PM

Larry in high school: 

 

Apr 26, 2018 at 4:33 PM

Bobby in high school: 

 

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