Miguel “Mike” B. Garcia, Jr.

Funeral services for Miguel “Mike” B. Garcia, 85, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, KS with a burial to follow at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Lawrence, KS. Mike passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2023, at LMH Health in Lawrence, KS. 

Mike was born on November 13, 1938, in Ottawa, KS, the son of Miguel Sr. and Senaida Garcia.

Mike worked as a police officer for the Lawrence Police Department for 25 years. He retired as a sergeant. After retirement, he worked as a security guard at KU for 29 years and retired in 2019.

He married Lucy Garcia on September 21, 1963, in Lawrence, KS. She survives at home.

Mike enjoyed gardening and the outdoors, and had a love for animals.

Other survivors include his son, Kevin Patrick Garcia, brothers, Jessie Garcia, Merejildo Garcia, Jimmy Garcia, Frank Garcia, sisters, Senaida Larios, and Billie De La Torre.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Daniel Garcia, and Joe Garcia.

The family suggests memorials in Mike’s name to the choice of the donor and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

7 Condolences

  1. Erin Garcia on November 27, 2023 at 7:39 pm

    Dear Aunt Lucy and Kevin – I am so sorry for the loss of (Uncle) Mike. You are both in my thoughts and prays are with you both. May God love you and keep you during this difficult time. I love you. – Your niece Erin

  2. Jimmy and Jeanne Garcia on November 28, 2023 at 6:24 pm

    Lucy and Kevin, I know you both have been going through a lot with Mike being sick.
    We will remember the days we visited with all of you.
    Now is the time to cherish the happy moments and receive the love from everyone as you experience the days ahead. Bless you both!

  3. Leonard Vasquez on November 29, 2023 at 7:31 am

    Aunt Lucy, Cousin Kevin, our condolences on Uncle Mike’s passing, we are praying that God provide you with his strength and comfort. With Love, Leonard Jr, Kate, Bryan, Victoria

  4. Randall E Barnes on November 29, 2023 at 5:44 pm

    RIP Mike you will be missed by many.

  5. Dr. Bud Gollier on November 30, 2023 at 8:01 am

    Mike was my friend and basketball teammate.
    I have many memories of him.
    Dr. Bud Gollier

  6. Billy J. West on November 30, 2023 at 8:59 am

    Cousin Lucy and Cousin Kevin- I am very sorry of Cousin Mike’s passing. You are both in my thoughts and Prayers during this difficult time. Cousin Mike will always be remembered but not forgotten for his love for his family, public service to the City of Lawrence as a Police Officer and to the University of Kansas as Security Guard. My prayers go out to Garcia Family from mine. You Cousin Bill from (Nebraska)

  7. Dr. Bud Gollier on November 30, 2023 at 5:30 pm

    I should share a special memory.
    In 1957 Mike and I were starters on the Ottawa High School basketball team when we defeated Lawrence High School.
    To celebrate our team over nighted in my parents basement.
    Early next morning Mike’s mother and the police came looking for Mike.
    I can still see him saying “ I guess I should have called my mom”.
    Bud Gollier

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