Manuel Mateo Villarreal Jr.

May 10, 1942 - January 3, 2023
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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.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, January 13, 2023

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023

Time: 10:30 am

St. Patrick Catholic Church


555 Del Mar Blvd.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023

City Cemetery


3200 N Meadow Ave
Laredo, Texas 78040


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Timeline for Manuel Mateo Villarreal

Born: May 10, 1942
May 10, 2020
May 2020 78th bday celebration at his MV Ranch in Encinal Tx.
May 2020 78th bday celebration at his MV Ranch in Encinal Tx.
Died: January 3, 2023

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Maricela De Leon posted on 1/14/23

Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. My husband, Jesus (Chuy) De Leon worked along side with Manolo for many years . Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Maricela De Leon & family


Enrique Rubio posted on 1/13/23

Dear Becky and family, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful husband Manolo. He was such a great friend to me all those years working together for the cable companies in Laredo. I will always remember his jokes, his stories, and especially his laugh. Company parties and get togethers were so enjoyable with him in our midst. His good nature made it easier to get our work done especially in the Laredo heat. May Manolo rest in peace in the Eternal Kingdom with our Heavenly Father. God bless you and all your family. Sincerely, Enrique and Martha Rubio Liberty Hill, Texas


Antonieta S. Rubio posted on 1/12/23

Becky and family, May Manolin RIP Will always remember the good times we had. Antonieta S. Rubio


Rafael Cortez Jr. posted on 1/10/23

My condolences to the Villarreal families, relatives and friends. I met Mr. Villarreal in the baseball and softball fields when I was a teenager. I found out very many years later he was related to some very good friends of mine. May Mr. Villarreal Rest In Peace and may the families get strength from God during these difficult times.


Maricela Zapata posted on 1/4/23

Que el señor les conceda a toda la familia, paz y consuelo en esté tiempo tan difícil. Mi más sentido pésame Descanse en Paz Tío Manolo No fue mi tío de sangre pero si de corazón. Siempre estaré agradecida con el y tía Becky por toda la ayuda que nos dieron.