Valeriano G. De La Garza Jr.

Valeriano G. De La Garza Jr.

Valeriano (VAL) G. De La Garza Jr. was born on December 24, 1959 in Brownsville, Texas to Mr. Valeriano G. De La Garza Sr. & Mrs. María Luisa (Tamayo) De La Garza. He was raised in Brownsville Tx and upon graduation from Homer Hanna High School class of 1979, he attended Texas Southmost College in Brownsville, Texas. Val could accomplish anything he set his mind to. Val had a Heart of Gold and a kind and humble personality; he was always willing to help anyone in need. Val’s demeanor, and warm personality, captured everybody’s attention with his infectious personality that would light up any room by befriending everyone he met. Val worked for Pep Boys for over 20 years before opening his own business, Autocentric mechanic shop. Val met the love of his life MaryJo De La Garza, he also had the honor of becoming stepfather to Rhonda and Joel.  Their marriage produced two beautiful daughters, Valerie & Reva, and also became parents to Mia, their granddaughter. He enjoyed football and was a diehard fanatic of the Dallas Cowboys.

He is preceded in death by his father Valeriano G. De La Garza, Sr. and his mother, Maria Luisa, De La Garza. stepdaughter Rhonda Baker.

Val is survived by his wife of 41 years, his stepson, and 2 daughters, six sisters, and 3 grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. The chapel opens at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2025, with a chapel service beginning at 12:00 p.m. and interment is to follow at 1:00 p.m. to Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Services are under the guidance of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory & Flower Shop. 657 Springmart Blvd., Brownsville, Texas. (956) 350-8485

To send flowers or a plant to the family in the memory of Mr. Valeriano (Val) G. De La Garza Jr., please visit Didi’s Flower Shop at Sunset Memorial, place your order online at or call (956) 572-3872.

1 Comment

  • Baldemar Torres Posted January 22, 2024 3:07 pm

    So sorry for your loss, sincere condolences to you and yours. God bless you and your family during this difficult time.
    Baldemar Torres, Jr.

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