Roy Chavez Garcia, Sr.

September 17, 1952 – May 15, 2020

Roy C. Garcia, of College Station, Texas passed away peacefully at home on Friday, May 15, 2020 surrounded by his loved ones at the age of 67 after a hard-fought battle with cancer.

He was born in Bryan, Texas on September 17, 1952 to Ysidro Garcia, Sr. and Maria.  He was married for 45 years to Susie Sifuentez Garcia and had three children, Sandie Garcia, Leticia Garcia, and Roy Garcia and wife Rachel.  He had one granddaughter Laynie Hernandez and many grand fur babies.

Roy graduated from Bryan High School in 1973 and attended TSTI in Waco, Texas.  He was self-employed and owned his own a/c business for 35 years, in which he took great pride in.  He, then, worked at Texas A&M as an a/c mechanic and for parking services where he retired in 2017.  He loved everything Texas A&M.  He loved working there for many years and he especially loved watching the Aggie football, baseball, and softball games.  His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends.  He’s infamously known for his gatherings and celebrations whether it was a BBQ cookout, watching a football game, hosting a game night or holiday party, or making a “Garcia” breakfast.  He always loved being with his big family.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle.  He is preceded in death by his parents Ysidro and Maria Garcia, brother Ruben Garcia, Sr., and sisters Rosie Ortiz, Yolanda Rosser, and Linda Garcia.  He is survived by his wife, Susie and children, Sandie Garcia, Leticia Garcia, and Roy Garcia, Jr. and wife Rachel.  He also leaves behind his pride and joy, granddaughter, Laynie Hernandez.  He will be missed by his siblings, Ysidro Garcia, Jr. and wife Elia, Mary Helen Ramirez and J.J., Melva Mireles and Rod, Annie Ramirez and Billy, and Richard Garcia and Norma.  He had numerous nieces and nephews that adored him and the special nicknames he gave them.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life at S.O.S. Ministries on May 24, 2020 at 4:00 PM.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to one of Roy’s favorite charities:  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or MD Anderson Cancer Center.  The family would also like to thank the great doctors and nursing staff at Baylor Scott & White and MD Anderson Cancer Center and, especially, his wonderful and caring home health care nurses from Traditions, Melanie and Mona, who will always hold a special place in his family’s hearts.


  1. Roy and I want to extend our sympathy at this time, praying that your family will sense the comfort of the Holy Spirit and the healing power of God’s love. Our Father God in Faithful and True, and He will sustain you like no one else can.

  2. I met Roy at work, TAMU. He always came to work on the AC. He was amazing and always fixed our AC issues. He will be missed and the good lord has gained an amazing angel. We will be praying for your family during this difficult loss
    Our condolences
    Linda and Robert Knight

  3. Roy, where do I begin , You were the first person I met when I moved to Bryan from Marlin! You taught me a real friend is. I want to thank you and Susie for always including Rose Mary and I on road trips and casino trips as well as barbecues at your house. I miss you already and know you will always be in myheart! Our hearts and prayers are with you Susie& all the Garcia Family. Rest In Pease.

  4. To Garcia & Sifuentez Families,
    I was SO Sadden to hve heard of Roy’s passing. He was such a great man with a wonderful Personality! He will be missed. May God give ya’ll lots of Strength & Comfort at this time of Sorrow.
    God Bless Ya’ll!

  5. My deepest condolences to the family of Roy Garcia Sr.Susie, I am Soo sorry to hear of Roy’s passing.May God comfort you and give you strength.Roy was loved by everyone who met him.God wrap his arms around you and your family.May he rest in eternal peace and may the perpetual light shine on him forever and ever.

  6. I was so sad to hear of Roy passing. He was such a great person that was very loved by his wife and family. Ernest and I send our condolences and want you to know we are here for you.

    Love, Ernest & Lydia

  7. Prayers & God’s Blessings
    Susie, Sandie, Leticia & Roy Garcia, Jr. & Entire Familia Garcia
    Our Deepest Sympathy & Sincere Heartfelt Condolences In Your Loss Of Your Husband, DaD, Brother, Uncle & Our Cousin +Roy Garcia, Sr. Dear God Shine Perpetual Light On His Sweet Soul Now & Always. Rest In Eternal Peace Amen. From: Primos Familias Gebara / Benavidez / Pineda / Martinez

  8. Jennifer and I would like to pass along our deepest condolences to Sandie and all the family and friends of Roy. We are deeply saddened by your loss. We will keep you on our thoughts and prayers. God bless all of you during this difficult time.

    Rudolph Ramirez and Jennifer Escamilla Ramirez

  9. We are deeply saddened by the loss of your loved one. We extended our deepest condolences to Sandie, the family and all of his friends. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God bless each and every one of you.

    Rudolph Ramirez & Jennifer Escamilla Ramirez

  10. Roy had a special soul. He always made everyone feel like his favorite. He opened his home to each every family member visiting from out of town without hesitation. His genuine love and dedication to his family and extended family will certainly be missed. My heart breaks for his family. His suffering is over and now he will be at peace with our Lord. RIP Roy.

  11. My family and I had the honor of meeting Roy in the early 2000’s. It was a pleasure having the opportunity to learn from and work with Roy. He and my daughter share the same birthday, he would always call to wish her a happy birthday. It breaks my heart to hear the news. He will forever be remembered in our hearts. Our condolences go out to his family and all his loves ones in this very difficult time.

    -The Sosa Family

  12. Our condolences to Susie, Sandie, Leticia, Roy Jr., Rachel and Laynie; and all the family for their loss. Keeping you in our prayers.

  13. I am so sorry to hear of Roy’s passing away. We grew up together since elementary school until we graduated together from Bryan High. We parted ways somewhat after we graduated. but he was always like my brother to me. Our deepest sympathy to Susie, and all the Garcia family. May god have him next to him, may he rest in peace.

  14. We are deeply saddened by your loss of a loved one. Our condolences and prayers to the family. May God’s love embrace you all with His love and strength. Susie, Leticia,Roy and Rachel you’ll be in our prayers during this time.
    Frank and Virginia Hernandez

  15. Our deepest sympathy to Susie and family. We will miss seeing him enter Santa Teresa Catholic church where you all had your spot to sit at Mass on Sundays. He will be missed . Our prayers are with you and your family. May he rest in peace.

  16. Just learned of the sad news of the passing of your loved one, Roy. Our deepest sympathy is with you Susie and your family. God bless each of you and may he give you strength and comfort during this difficult time. RIP Roy.

  17. Our sincere condolences to the Garcia Family.
    I know Roy has a front row seat in Heaven. He was kind to all, showed sympathy to others especially when their a/c went out. I learned about services he’d comp because he knew the person didn’t have money. There are traces of Roy everywhere. At least in our home attic and office.
    To say he was a sweet man seems like an injustice – he carried all the kind and giving character traits that are rare in these times.
    Rest In Peace Roy

  18. I knew Roy from work. First at the Physical Plant then at Transportation Services where we both worked. Roy was a good man. I never heard him speak bad of anyone else. Never heard a curse word come out of his mouth. He was a true friend of all and a gentleman. God bless you Roy! Your family is in my prayers.

  19. Susie, so very sorry to hear about Roy. The only comfort must be that he is no longer suffering and is in the arms of our Heavenly Father. Prayers for you and all your family who will be missing this kind man.

  20. We were sad when Roy retired from our Texas A&M Transportation family and now deeply saddened to hear of his passing. He was such a sweet and kind soul. He will be truly missed.

  21. Roy was a Great Man ,Friend and Co worker. Roy helped me many times. Words can not say what all he has done for others. I am sad to lose such a great friend, We will all miss Roy. Thank you my Friend.

  22. We so are so sorry to hear about Roy passing. We are praying for your family healing , may god give him his resting place in heaven.

  23. My condolences to Roy Garcia’s family for their personal loss! I was not aware that Roy had passed away til s few days ago. God took the BEST A/C MAN IN THE INDUSTRY. My God! Roy was a good friend of mine. I have been good friends with Roy’s brother “SPEEDY GARCIA,” and his sister MELBA. We were friends in our Karate Class with ex-sensei Brad Lamb. God Speed to Roy’s lovely family and may he rest in peace with the Lord now at Roy’s side!! We will sure miss Roy alot!!!!!

  24. My dear sister Susie, I love so much and I’m sorry for the grief you are going through. I can’t imagine the pain you and the family are feeling right now, I’m sure it’s beyond words. But it must bring you comfort knowing your Roy is sitting side by side with our Heavenly Father. Im sure if he could have stayed a bit longer he would have, but his little body couldn’t hold on any longer. You are one the bravest women I know, and Roy knew it to. He was proud of his loving wife, you were his missing rib. He was a good husband to you and proud father who raise 3 wonderful, humble, and beautiful brave children whom all graduated from Texas A&M. He raised them to believe and praised the Lord. He was loved by so many and will be missed by us all. Roy might be gone but he will never be forgotten, his memories will keep him alive in our hearts. Rest In Peace my brother-in-law.

  25. Our condolences to Susie Sifuentez Garcia and Family from Mary Acosta and Daughters. Y’all were our surrogate family during our time in Bryan. Love to you all.

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