MCALLEN – God called Joe to his home in heaven on Thursday, April 6 2017. Joe was a loving husband, brother, uncle, and friend. He will be greatly missed at Sunday morning having breakfast with his family and evening barbeques. He will be remembered for his love of Beatle’s music and cars. Other friends include those he worked with at Sonic and Star’s restaurants for 42 years. He was preceded in death by his mother, Maria De La Luz. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Maria Elena; his father, Anselmo Garza; sisters, Irma (Lupe), Melida (Oscar); brothers, Roy (Diana), Gus (Sonia), Ruben (Yadira) and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed by the many family and friends who were blessed to know him. The family would like to express their sincerest thanks to the care provided by the medical staff of McAllen Medical Center. Viewing will be Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. Funeral mass will be on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Mission. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens in Mission. Services are under the direction of Ric Brown Family Home of Mission.