Garcia, Bobby Layne

Bobby Layne Garcia, 52, passed away on April 5, 2007, in Jacksonville, Fla. He was born Oct. 29, 1954, in Huntsville, Texas to Bobby “Chico” Garcia and Elizabeth Hernandez Garcia. Bobby Layne was an Eagle Scout, a gifted artist and loved playing baseball and rugby. Bobby Layne graduated from Huntsville High School in 1973, participated in the marching band, playing the tuba and was a Hornet baseball player. After graduation he attended Texas A&M his freshman year and was a member of the A&M band. In 1974 he received his Congressional Appointment to the United States Naval Academy and attended the Naval Academy. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1978. Bobby Layne married Kate Higgins in 1983 and together they have four children, Alexander Garcia (22), Nicholas Garcia (20), Olivia Layne Garcia (18) and Jamie Garcia (11). Bobby Layne worked twenty years for the United States Postal Service. He was a strong Christian man, loved serving God and attended the Jacksonville Church of Christ. Bobby Layne was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Alexander “Chico” Garcia. He is survived by his wife and children; his mother, Elizabeth H. Garcia; his grandmother, Librada Hernandez; four siblings, John Garcia, Rebecca A. Zuniga, Genevieve “Ginny” Mayes, Larry A. Garcia; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Services were held in Jacksonville, Fla. on April 7, 2007, at the Jacksonville Church of Christ.