Jimmie M. Garcia, age 58, passed away unexpectedly on August 4, 2012. He was born on August 12, 1953, in Pinebluff, Arkansas son of the late John and Hazel (Sullivan) Garcia; he was one of seven boys. On July 26, 1987, he married Mary (Lippert) Manda on Mackinaw Island, MI. Jimmie worked at the Neenah Foundry for over 39 years. He was a very passionate and loving man. He played lead guitar and lead vocals for Memories Plus and Midnight Rockers. He was an avid fan of NASCAR, especially Jeff Gordon; the green and gold, his beloved Packers; camping, music and spending time with his family especially his grandchildren at their family cabin. Jimmie was a generous and giving man who would give the shirt off his back.
Jimmie is survived by his wife, Mary; two children Kayla (Mike Behnke) and Eric (Ana), his step-daughter Krista (Brian) Rebman; three grandchildren: Brooke Drechsel, Vanessa and Yvette Garcia; three step-grandchildren: Bryce, Landon and Keegan Rebman; five brothers: Carl (Vicki), Bill (Debbie), Nate (Julie), David (Carol) and Scott Garcia; Jimmie is further survived by many nieces, nephews and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his brother John Garcia and his in-laws Harold and Hilly Lippert.
Funeral service will be held at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday August 8, 2012, at WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME, 537 North Superior Street, Appleton. Friends and family may call at the funeral home from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service. There will also be a celebration of Jimmie's life at 2:00 p.m. on October 20, 2012, at ReUnion Station, 293 South Green Bay Rd. Neenah.
Dad, I will always remember you for the happy times we shared and the years you spent teaching me about music and singing. I know you're in a better place and my passion for singing will always live on because of you. You and Mikey keep a karaoke mic open for when we meet again.-Love, Kayla
Dad, I will always remember all the things you taught me about good work ethics and taking care of my family. The memories of four-wheeling and hunting with you will be the ones I will cherish forever. – Love Eric
I will always remember you the way you were, you will forever be in my heart –Love, Mary
You'll be rocking the heavens with all your family and friends that went before you.
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 North Superior St