Manuel Mateo Villarreal, Jr., 80, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.
Manuel was a US Army Veteran. He worked for the cable industry as a technician for 39 years starting with Vumore, Rodgers, Paragon, and Time Warner.
Manuel was married to his loving wife for 59 years. He was the best father, grandfather and great-grandfather to his family. He was charismatic & generous. Manuel also known as “Manolo” loved his ranch in Encinal, Texas. Moreover, he loved traveling to his 2nd home in Bustamante, NL, where he had numerous of friends that loved him dearly. Bustamante baseball team known as “Manolo’s Club” was named after him.
Preceded in death by his parents Sofia G. Villarreal & Manuel Mateo Villarreal, Sr. In-laws Amelia M. Moreno & Rosendo Moreno as well as other relatives.
Survived by: wife of 59 years Rebecca M. Villarreal, Children: Rebecca (Tomas) Mata, Manuel Mateo (Ernestina) Villarreal, III, Minerva Sofia Villarreal, Homar Alberto Villarreal. 11 Grandchildren, 15 Great-grandchildren. Siblings: Minerva (Refugio ±) Romo, Alma (Valentin) Cuellar, Irma (Rodolfo) Villarreal, & Ma. Cristina (Alberto ±) Martinez.
Pallbearers: Vicente Robles, Luis Alfredo Robles, Michael J Robles, Manuel Mateo Villarreal, IV, Luis Octavio Mendoza, III, Homar Alberto Villarreal, Jr., Homero Alan Villarreal, Humberto Aaron Villarreal.
Honorary Pallbearers: Tim Clements, Tomas Mata, Arnulfo Gonzalez, & Edgar Villarreal.
Visitation: Friday, January 13, 2023 Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from: 5:00 pm. to 9:00 pm. the Holy Rosary will begin at 7:00 pm.
Funeral Services will be held on: Saturday, January 14, 2023 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. 555 E. Del Mar Blvd. Laredo, Texas. Mass will begin at 10:30 am. Interment will follow to the City Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Laredo Veterans Honor Guard & presentation of flag will be provided by the US Army Honor Guard.
Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr. Laredo, Texas 78041; (956) 723-3611.
Date: Friday, January 13, 2023
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Time: 10:30 am