A memorial service for Leon Garcia Jr., 58, of Lawrence will be held on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Private family inurnment will be held following the service. He passed away January 4, 2015, at Midland Care Hospice House, Topeka, KS.
He was born August 15, 1956, in Lawrence, KS, to Leon Garcia Sr. and Erminia Garcia.
Leon worked at the University of Kansas as a maintenance supervisor.
He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, golfing with his cousin Tom Garcia III, and playing music in different bands through the years where they would travel the U.S. and play on cruise ships.
Leon is preceded in death by; his parents, stepfather, Ralph Gauna, and two nephews, Jeff L. and Brian M. Garcia.
Leon is survived by: son; Michael (Lana) Garcia and their children, Addeline and Lawson, daughter; Malena (Mathius) Wopsock, and their children, Seth, Maizee, Kat-Lee and Redstone, all of Lawrence, sisters; Margaret (Sonny) Garcia, Lawrence, Lorie Hernandez, Topeka, Irene Garcia of the home, Nancy (Lewis) Lawson, Topeka, Felicia (Michael) Miller, Overland Park, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Midland Care Hospice House, 200 SW Fraizer Circle, Topeka, KS 66606, and may be sent in care of the mortuary.