Garland Warren, who thought San Marcos needed a second convenience store and grew his business into the regional Sac N Pac chain, died early this morning at the age of 74.
While visiting friends here in 1965, Warren and his wife Janelle went to the town’s only store at closing time where the manager was setting a mousetrap on the counter and milk the couple bought for their babies was expired.
Moving here the next year, they opened up shop at the intersection of Hopkins and Moore streets and began building a small empire that now includes a total of 45 stores, 17 of which are in San Marcos. In 1998, the chain was sold to Warren’s children, Blair, Blake and Cheryl, according to the store’s Web site.
Warren owned the Centerpoint Station restaurant across from outlet malls where he would often hold court at lunchtime. His holdings also included KFC and Long John Silver’s franchises.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church in San Marcos. Services at 10 a.m. Monday, May 10 at the Embassy suites in San Marcos. Internment will follow at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale.
Arrangements are being handled by Pennington Funeral Home.