Nelson GARCIA Jr.
GARCIA Jr., Nelson 79, of Tampa, passed away October 13, 2016. Born June 25, 1937 in Tampa, to Nelson, Sr, and Velia. He was the oldest of five, Nelson Jr, Given, Gilbert, Velia and Joyce. Nelson was a National Guardsman, a Mason, and invested over two decades as an electrician with the City of Tampa. He and Nancy, his devoted wife of 58 years, loved to travel and go to casinos. Whether it was to Mississippi to hit the slots or to Arkansas for rock hunting, they were always up for a road trip with their two children. Nelson Jr. could talk to anyone and make them feel welcome. He was a storyteller who loved his family and his hometown. A doting grandfather who could always be found on the sidelines or in the audience to support his grandchildren he loved so dearly. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Garcia, along with their son, Nelson Garcia III and wife, Denise and daughter, Gina Garcia. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, Nelson IV and wife, Stacie (great-grandchildren Nelson V and Stella), Anthony and wife, Lauren, Danny, and Marissa. A visitation will take place Wednesday, October 19, from 10 to 11 am at Gonzalez Funeral Home with funeral services beginning at 11 am. Interment to follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Tampa, FL.
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