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Rick Rudy Garcia

Orange, California

June 8, 1958 - July 4, 2024

Rick Rudy Garcia Obituary

Rick Rudy Garcia, known affectionately as “OG Slick Rick” , passed away on the 4th of July, 2024, in Riverside, California. Born on June 8, 1958, in Lansing, Michigan, Rick's journey took him to Orange County, California, where he grew up and attended local schools. A man of resilience and strength and a  deep love for his family.

Rick was a talented mason, a career that spanned over five decades. Known for his skill and dedication, he took pride in his craft.

His passion for dancing was contagious, and he could often be found at the Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet, lighting up the dance floor with his electrifying moves, many referring to him as “Footloose”. His love for staying fit was equally notable, with his impressive push-up prowess and his pride in his 18-inch arms. Rick's infectious energy and enthusiasm for life were evident in everything he did.

Family was the cornerstone of Rick's world. He is survived by a loving and extensive family, including his four sons, Ricky, Sonny, Matthew, and Little Ricky Garcia; his four daughters, Monique Gutierrez, Christina Rodriguez, Chantel Spence, and Sophia Alexander; and his sixteen cherished grandchildren, Jazmin, Josiah, Jeremiah, Alexia, Lilyanna, Arturo, Monique, Ricky, Raymond, Alyssabella, Roman, Julian, Isaac, Chloegrace, Grayson, and Graham. Rick's legacy also lives on through his two great-grandchildren, Elias and Lauren Christine. His brothers, Sammy and Eddy Garcia, his sister, Lucy Fudger, and his mother, Eva Garcia, also survive him, carrying forward the memories of a life lived with love and laughter.

He cherished the simple joys, like supporting his children and grandchildren in their various pursuits. Rick's presence at his children's and grandchildren's games was a source of encouragement and pride. His laughter was a melody that echoed through the lives of those he touched, and his thoughtfulness was a beacon of light in a world that often needs more of it. Rick's heart of gold shone brightly, reminding us that our past does not define us even within our own personal struggles, but rather it is the love and laughter we share that truly matters.

Those who knew Rick will remember him as a loving father, a funny and engaging friend, and a thoughtful individual who always put others before himself. His laughter and warmth filled every room, and his legacy will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to have known him.

We celebrate his life that was rich in joy.  His spirit will be deeply missed, but the memories he created with us will be cherished and remembered with every dance, every push-up, and every moment of togetherness. Rick's story will be felt for generations to come.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Rick Rudy Garcia hosted by Ferrara Colonial Mortuary.

Rick Rudy Garcia, known affectionately as “OG Slick Rick” , passed away on the 4th of July, 2024, in Riverside, California. Born on June 8, 1958, in Lansing, Michigan, Rick's journey took him to Orange County, California, where he grew up and attended local schools. A man of resilience and strength and a  deep love for his family.

Rick was a talented mason, a career that spanned over five decades. Known for his skill and dedication, he took pride in his craft.

His passion for dancing was contagious, and he could often be found at the Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet, lighting up the dance floor with his electrifying moves, many referring to him as “Footloose”. His love for staying fit was equally notable, with his impressive push-up prowess and his pride in his 18-inch arms. Rick's infectious energy and enthusiasm for life were evident in everything he did.

Family was the cornerstone of Rick's world. He is survived by a loving and extensive family, including his four sons, Ricky, Sonny, Matthew, and Little Ricky Garcia; his four daughters, Monique Gutierrez, Christina Rodriguez, Chantel Spence, and Sophia Alexander; and his sixteen cherished grandchildren, Jazmin, Josiah, Jeremiah, Alexia, Lilyanna, Arturo, Monique, Ricky, Raymond, Alyssabella, Roman, Julian, Isaac, Chloegrace, Grayson, and Graham. Rick's legacy also lives on through his two great-grandchildren, Elias and Lauren Christine. His brothers, Sammy and Eddy Garcia, his sister, Lucy Fudger, and his mother, Eva Garcia, also survive him, carrying forward the memories of a life lived with love and laughter.

He cherished the simple joys, like supporting his children and grandchildren in their various pursuits. Rick's presence at his children's and grandchildren's games was a source of encouragement and pride. His laughter was a melody that echoed through the lives of those he touched, and his thoughtfulness was a beacon of light in a world that often needs more of it. Rick's heart of gold shone brightly, reminding us that our past does not define us even within our own personal struggles, but rather it is the love and laughter we share that truly matters.

Those who knew Rick will remember him as a loving father, a funny and engaging friend, and a thoughtful individual who always put others before himself. His laughter and warmth filled every room, and his legacy will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to have known him.

We celebrate his life that was rich in joy.  His spirit will be deeply missed, but the memories he created with us will be cherished and remembered with every dance, every push-up, and every moment of togetherness. Rick's story will be felt for generations to come.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Rick Rudy Garcia hosted by Ferrara Colonial Mortuary.

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