Peter Michael Garcia, age 52 of Conroe, passed away on June 15, 2021. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Michael was born on August 21, 1968 in Gatesville to Jesus Garcia and the late Anita Swader.
Michael (as he was called by his family) abided by his own rules. He decided to change things up a bit when he went to school and found out Pete was easier to spell. So began his alias (he thought).
For a few years of his life, he lived in the Panama Canal Zone. Not too far behind the house was the jungle. We were warned not to play with the animals that came out of there. Every time Michael’s friend would come over, they would take off and play longer and longer each time they were together. Come to find out, they had found a group of monkeys inside the jungle to play with. Another day they decided to cut their hair and locked themselves in the bathroom. Finding a razor, they shaved the only hair they thought no one would notice. Now he could have shaved off BOTH eyebrows like his friend, but he thought he would have been in double trouble.
He was always busy as a kid and was on a tight play schedule. When summer ended and school began, he came up with a new strategy to save playtime. He got himself dressed in the morning with no help and headed right out to play after a quick after school snack. Mom would start calling him in to get ready for bed and eat way before time, right up until time, and a few minutes after time. He would finally come in, gulp down his food, then would proceed to strip his outer clothing off right there at the table. That little sneak had his pajamas underneath his clothes all day! He proudly exclaimed, “I'm ready for bed!” That was the only night it worked.
He loved board games like Risk and Monopoly but some of us say he cheated. We just never figured out how or if he was really smarter than us, which was probably the case, but we didn't want to admit it. He loved his cats. They were a huge part of his life. He loved his family. He loved his nieces and nephews. He loved to sing, (Hold Me Closer Tony Danza). He loved the Dallas Cowboys and he would yell and cheer for them but he never got their names right.
He loved the water. He loved to feel the sunshine on his face. Now, he can rest with his mom whom he loved dearly.
We’re all going to miss you bum....
He was preceded in death by his mother, Anita Swader; Grandmother, Dora Stubbs; and Step-father, Edgar Swader
Michael is survived by his father, Jesus Garcia and wife, Alice; sisters, Patricia Cherepes: Jessica Pierce and husband, Ronnie; and Lisa Davis.