Lauro Enrique Garza
Reverend Lauro Enrique “Larry” Garza age 62 of Dickinson entered eternal life Monday, January 19, 2015 at his residence. Funeral services are 10:00 am Saturday, January 23, 2015 at Carnes Funeral Home, 3100 I-45 North Texas City, Reverend Roy Love and Reverend Robert Dowdy, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Friday from 5:00pm until 8:00pm.
Larry was born November 15, 1952 in Rio Grande City, Texas to Lauro Enrique Garza and Delia Ruth Arzamendi Garza. He worked professionally for Exxon for many years. He was an active member of Praise Chapel Church in Houston and Pastor Roy Love was his pastor. His calling and his life was about spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ, literally to the ends of the earth. He and his wife Linda were missionaries to over 50 countries, especially those along the Old Silk Road, also known as the 10/40 window, from China to Jerusalem and throughout the Middle East. Larry was an intense man, born that way because he needed to be, to go the places and do the things God called him to do. Many times he would be called on to do things that normal men would not do. One of his favorite sayings was “If you can’t speak faith, then shut up” or you could get us killed! His family was most important to him and the support he received from his wife Linda was unending. He would tell her “My taste are simple, I only like the best!”
Preceded in death by his parents and a daughter in law Valerie Rebecca Garza survivors are his wife of 43 years, Linda Ruth Garza; daughters, Laura Ruth Ware and husband Reverend Carter Ware and Elizabeth Elenor Gomez and husband David; sons, Alexander Lauro Garza and David Andrew Garza and wife Pricilla Mata; grandchildren, Samuel Douglas Ware, Isabella Ruth Ware, Victoria Faith Ware, David Ray Gomez, Jr., Jewel Ray Gomez, Israel Alexander Garza and Levi Andrew Garza.
Pallbearers are Eduardo Galaviz, Henry Guerra, Allen Cessac, David Gomez, Sr.,
Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant!