Dear Darjeeling McKinley,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the Nationwide Gravesite Locator but were unable to locate your father. We also searched Find A Grave and found two entries with similar birth and death dates to your father, although not a match: a Joseph Garcia buried in California and a Joseph Garcia buried in West Virginia. Both served in the U.S. Navy.
We suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPF and individual medical reports for those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and were separated from the service prior to 1955 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. In many cases where Army Air Corps personnel records were destroyed in the 1973 fire, proof of service can be provided from other records such as morning reports, payrolls, and military orders, and a certificate of military service will be issued. Navy OMPFs were not affected by the fire. Please complete a GSA Standard Form 180 and mail it to NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138-1002.
We hope this information is helpful.