Ismael Leal Garza (Smitty) passed away November 18, 2014 at the age of 63. Smitty was born June 19, 1952.

He is survived by his sons Ismael and wife Bonnie Garza of Christine, Joe Raymond and wife Jessica Garza of Falfurrias and Leo Hernandez of Pleasanton; daughters Gina Briseño and husband Mario and Cherokee and husband Jamie Rodriguez of Pleasanton and nine grandchildren. He also leaves behind brothers and sisters Narciso Garza Sr, and wife Frances, Mariano Garza Jr. and wife Lutheria, Jose Maria Garza and wife Lela, Manuel Garza Sr. and wife Melinda, Jesse Garza and wife Magge, Stella Talamantez, Margie Gutierrez, Melinda Hackett and husband Edward and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father Mariano Garza; mother Elena Leal Garza; brothers Alfredo Garza and Johnny Garza and brothers-in-law Manuel Gutierrez and Camillo Talamantez.

Viewing will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday, November 21 at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Poteet with rosary at 7 p.m.

Services will be on Saturday November 22 at 10 a.m. at St. Philip Benizi with interment following at Leal Cemetery in Pleasanton.

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