Miguel Tomas Garza
April 23, 1998 – June 11, 2016
SANGER – Miguel Tomas Garza, 18, passed away on June 11, 2016 in Sanger, TX.
A celebration of Miguel’s life was at 6 p.m. June 17 at the Sanger High School auditorium. Miguel’s great-aunt, Shirley Wright presided over the service.
Miguel Tomas Garza was born April 23, 1998 in Denton to Eric and Rena Lois (Wilhelm) Garza.
He would have been a senior with the class of 2017 at Sanger High School. He played the position of defensive lineman on the Sanger Indian football team. Miguel loved football and loved his coaches and teammates.
In addition to the Sanger Indians, he loved the Philadelphia Eagles and especially enjoyed razzing his brother Seth when they beat the Dallas Cowboys. He was a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and #22 Andrew McCutchen. He recently attended a ball game while the Texas Rangers were playing the Pirates and he was all decked out in his Pirates gear. He was a member of the Asbury Methodist Church in Denton.
Miguel was a blissful 18-year-old who touched many lives and was always positive and happy. He enjoyed life and time with his friends and could often be found dancing around the kitchen with two of his best friends, Tanner Cason and Braven Smith.
He became fast friends with foreign exchange student Ava who was attending school in Sanger from Holland. Miguel found his soulmate and kindred spirit in Gabby Devore. They were inseparable. They ran every morning at 6 a.m. and then went to get blueberry donuts. He and his grandpa, Tommy, were thick as thieves and was the light of Tommy’s life.
He is survived by his parents, Eric and Rena, Sanger; sister, Jessica Caleigh Garza, Sanger; brother, Seth Andrew Garza, Denton; Grandparents, Tommy Dale and Billie Lois Wilhelm, and Mary and Joe Garza all of Sanger; nieces, Grace Bell Garza and Delilah Garza, and nephew, Noah Gilbert.
DeAnn Coker Burrus • Coker Funeral Home
403 Pecan Street, Sanger, Texas 76266
940-458-3311 | www.cokerfuneralhome.com