Carlos M. Garcia

Published 4:14 pm Monday, November 20, 2017

Carlos Martinez “Charlie” Garcia, 55, of Elizabethton, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital after an extended illness.
A native of Corpus Christi, Texas, he had lived in Tennessee since 1996. He lived most of his life in San Diego before going to Colorado and Florida.
Charlie was an Account Executive with Cumulus Media. He was the voice of the Johnson City Cardinals. He also had worked at Chapparal, Kmart, Sears, Circuit City and WQUT.
Charlie had attended several churches in the area.
He was preceded in death by his father, Simon Garcia.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Stephens Garcia; two children, Aaron Garcia and wife Bethany, Erwin, Tenn., and Ashley Arroyo, Elizabethton; two step-children, Sgt. USMC Cody Orr and wife Alyssa, Hubert, N.C., and SSgt USMC Logan Orr and wife Cpl USMC Eryn Orr, Jacksonville, N.C.; one grandson, Noland Brockway; his mother, Irene Martinez Garcia, Corpus Christi, Texas; four brothers, Alex, George, Louis and Simon Garcia Jr.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Carlos Martinez “Charlie” Garcia will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 21, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Paul Overbay officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Morton, Wayne Kelly, Kenny Hawkins, J.R. Moore, staff and players of the Johnson City Cardinals, employees of Jiggy Ray’s, members of the Johnson City Country Club Bar & Grill and to everyone that knew him and touched his life and his family. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to everyone involved in Rockin the Doc, friends at 50/FIFTY Sports Bar, the staff of Select Specialty Hospital, the staff of Quillen Rehab Hospital and staff and players of the Johnson City Cardinals. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website at
Memorial Funeral Chapel, 212 N. Main Street, Elizabethton, is serving the Garcia family.

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