Bernardo “Bennie” Garcia of Fitzgerald, GA (formerly Tampa, FL) passed away peacefully at
home on Thursday March 5, 2020 at the age of 92.
Bennie was born in Tampa, FL. to the late Bernardino and Marina Lopez Garcia. One of 12
children, Bennie was the only brother to his 11 adoring sisters. He was a dairy farm owner and
in later years was a successful owner of Garcia Feed and Hardware.
He is survived by his devoted and adoring wife of 16 years, Yeona Garcia who finds great
comfort in knowing they will be reunited in heaven.
Bennie most adored his family and many friends. His children and grandchildren were his
greatest joy and his influence on their lives will be felt for generations. He raised 12 children
Linda, Vicky, Ray, Barbara, Carolyn, John, Brenda, Jack, Deborah, Steven, Karen and Sharon.
He was loved by his many grandchildren, who called and visited often. He enjoyed singing in
church and was fond of watching old Westerns.
Bennie is preceded in death by his sisters Josephina “Fina”, Anita “Anna”, Estella “Stella’, Vivian
“Puri”, Julie “Judy”, Delia “Dee”, Florence “Nina”, Carolina “Bevi”. He is survived by sisters
Maria Luz “Lucy” and Alicia Marie “Alice”.
The funeral will take place at Serenity Meadows, 6919 Providence Rd., Riverview, FL, 33569 on
Friday, March 20 th . The funeral viewing will be held 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. and the burial
immediately follows at 2:00 p.m. (813) 677-9494
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