Ifrain “Smiley” Garcia ~ Grand Tower January 3, 2021

Ifrain “Smiley” Garcia, 65, of Grand Tower passed away peacefully at 3:55 p.m. Sunday January 3, 2021 at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale.

Mr. Garcia was born September 8, 1955 in Rio Grande Puerto Rico the son of the late Cornelio and Margarita (Pagan) Garcia.

He spent his time doing landscaping and various construction jobs. In his free time, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and his beloved dogs.

Smiley is survived by his partner in life Cindy Cox; brothers; Angelo Garcia of Tennessee; Miguel Garcia of Carbondale; stepchildren; Joshua and Heidi Freeman; Keith and Samantha Shepard; Charles and Toni Freeman all Grand Tower; seven grandchildren; Taylor and Payton Trammel; Cameron, Chance and Braden Freeman; Kyle Shirley; Tripp Shepard all of Grand Tower; two great grandchildren; Maelee and Cami Godwin of Grand Tower.

He was preceded in death by his parents Cornelio and Margarita Garcia and two brothers Wilson and Abraham Garcia.

Per Ifrain’s wishes there will be no service.

He will be dearly missed by all his family and friends.

Walker Funeral Home of Southern Illinois entrusted with arrangements.


  1. Kristie Hunziker says

    Such a Sweet Man!!! That SMILE is as BIG as his HEART!!

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