Bartolome "Bart" Garcia III

of Lake Jackson, TX

November 25, 1937 - April 10, 2021

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Bartolomé (Bart) Garcia of Lake Jackson, Texas, passed away peacefully in his home on April 10th, 2021, his wife and daughters by his side. Bart was born on November 25, 1937 in Laredo, Texas and later moved with his family to Brownsville, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents, Bartolomé and Amelia M. Garcia and his brothers, Hector and Ricardo Garcia.

Bartolomé graduated from Texas A&M University in 1958, where he served his senior year as the Commanding Officer of C-Field Artillery in The Corp of Cadets. During his junior year, he was honored by being appointed to a special unit of the Corp, the Ross Volunteers. Bart remained a "Fightin' Texas Aggie" until his last breath, happy that many of his children and grandchildren followed in his footsteps and graduated from A&M as well.

Bart met his wife, Amelia, while he was attending St. Joseph Academy and she was attending Villa Maria High School. They married in 1960 and moved to Freeport where he began his career as a research chemist at Dow Chemical Company. He retired in 1993. He greatly enjoyed spending time with his family, and in particular his grandchildren during his retirement. He regularly played tennis twice a week through his 82nd birthday. During football season, everything in the Garcia home was centered around what time and day the Aggies would play!

Bart is survived by his wife of 60 years, Amelia Garza Garcia and his three daughters: Cristina Bacica and her husband David, Alicia Lowry and her husband Pat, and Diana Christman. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren: Nicholas Bacica, Joseph Bacica, Lauren Lowry, Lesley Lowry Ladrech and her husband Bryan, Jack Christman and his wife Kelsey, Daniel Christman and Katie Christman.

Bart was a parishioner at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic church in Freeport until St. Michael the Archangel Catholic church opened its doors in the 1960s. The family will hold a private graveside service. The Garcia family wishes to thank the Visiting Angels and IPH for their loving care and assistance during Bart's final days. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the "Ministry of St. Vincent de Paul" at St. Michael the Archangel, 100 Oak Drive South, Lake Jackson, Texas 77566 or any of your favorite charities.

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15 Condolence(s)
Samuel Saenz
Saturday, May 15, 2021

Dear Melita,

I must have first met Bart when I worked at your Dad's store in the summer of 1958 and he was courting you. Fast forward to the Garza family reunions in the 80's and 90's. I remember seeing both of you there with your beautiful family at the Guadalupe Church Hall and at all the other reunions. He was a role model for the rest of us.

I am so sorry for your loss.

My condolences

Tu primo Same

Ralph Hendricks
Lake Jackson, TX
Thursday, April 22, 2021

Bart was a great guy to know and to work with. We met in about 1975 at the Oyster Creek Division of Dow Chemical Co. We played tennis once. I would not play him any more. What a beating! He was a trustworthy guy and a great Texas Aggie. We can thank God for putting him in our lives!

Art & Erika Longoria
Lake Jackson, TX
Monday, April 19, 2021

Amelia, our deepest condolences to you and your family.
We were so sad to hear about Bart's passing. It was such a pleasure to know him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Alec Anderson & Mary Anderson
Sherman, TX
Sunday, April 18, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Praying for your comfort.

Ray Gustin
Lake Jackson, TX
Sunday, April 18, 2021

Amelia and family, am so saddened to hear of Bart's passing. He was such a dear friend and I will miss him terribly.

Sharon Baughman
Midway, UT
Saturday, April 17, 2021

I worked for Bart in the early 1980s. He had a Supra and I did also! He was a great boss and mentored me and I will always remember him for his insights. Prayers to the family and friends.

Timothy McGuire
Lake Jackson, TX
Saturday, April 17, 2021

It was my privilege to have worked for Bart in the late 1970s. He was such a fine person. Always friendly and helpful. I've thought of him often over the years. He will be missed by many.

June E Sullivan
Lake Jackson, TX
Saturday, April 17, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Amelia. I know your faith will sustain you, but be assured you will have my prayers in the days to come.

June Sullivan

Debbie and Randy Moe
Thrall, TX
Saturday, April 17, 2021

While only meeting Mr. Garcia once, I was struck by his kindness and love for his family. He extended a favor to me during an emergency situation prior to my father's death that touched my heart and helped us. My love and prayers go to Mrs. Garcia, his girls and families.

Danny Daniels
Lake Jackson, TX
Saturday, April 17, 2021

So sorry to hear of Bart's passing. I worked with Bart at Dow Chemical in R & D in the late '80's. I would also see him and Amelia at St. Michaels Church on Sunday mornings. My thoughts and prayers go out to Amelia and Family. RIP Bart.

Danny Daniels

Calin and Ioana Agut
, TX
Friday, April 16, 2021

Sincere condolences to the family.
Let's his memory be eternal!

Yvonne Charles
San Antonio, TX
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

My dear godfather was a very good friend, spiritual guidance, and fatherly influence in my life.
I can never express how much he made me feel so much apart of God's love.

Lynette and Claude Biediger
Bandera, TX
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Our most sincere sympathies to you, Amelia and Bart's whole family. We are sorry to hear of his passing. He was always a friendly , gracious and faith filled gentleman. We are blessed by having known him.
In Christ,
Lynette and Claude Biediger

Harrell and Carolyn Huff
, TX
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Bart has been a valuable part of our lives for decades. We will certainly miss him on Bart Days and enjoy many fond memories of his part in them. He has been a wonderful friend.

Carolyn and Harrell

Isaiah Schauer
Rosharon, TX
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Rest eternal grant to Bart García, O Lord;
And let light perpetual shine upon him. ~~Amen
Almighty God, Father of mercies and giver of comfort: Deal
graciously, we pray, with all who mourn in the extended García family; that, casting all their care on you, they may know the consolation of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
With Love & Prayers Lifted, The Schauer Family