Bennitt ”Benny” R. Garcia, 64, passed away on Monday, April 16th, 2018. He was born March 15th, 1954, in Hale Center, Texas, to Santos and Emilia Garcia. He attended Hobbs High School. He spent more than 30 years with his partner Millie Castillo. Benny had a long career as a mechanic, and most recently enjoyed volunteering at Desert Springs Nursing Home. Those who knew Benny loved his sense of humor, his willingness to help anyone, and his peaceful demeanor. Benny had a special place in his heart for camping in the mountains, taking long rides on his motorcycle, spending time with his family, and hanging out with his beloved “Ace”, his dog of over 14 years. Benny was preceded in death by his partner Millie Castillo, his parents Santos and Emilia Garcia, and his sister Sylvia Sanchez. He is survived by his brother David Garcia of Hobbs, his sister Mary Gray of Hobbs, and his sister Valinda Garcia of Charleston, South Carolina, along with numerous nieces and nephews. At Benny’s request there will not be a funeral service. In lieu of flowers, Benny requested that any contributions be made to the Teen Court of Lea County and or the ASPCA. The family will have a Celebration of Life on Friday April 20th, 2018 from 3pm to 6pm at the Eagles Lodge.
Diane CampbellHobbs, NM