ODESSA Manuel Cerda, age 93, of Odessa, TX, passed away on July 19, 2014, after a brief illness.|
Rosary will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 7 PM at Sunset Funeral Home Chapel.
Mass will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, July 24, 2014, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Reverend Frank Chavez officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Manuel was born in Bronte, TX, to Tereso and Maria Cerda on December 5, 1921. He attended school in Bronte, TX, and married Patricia Sanchez Carrillo on August 10, 1976, in Odessa, TX. Manuel worked for over twenty years as a truck driver and commercial painter for Sivalls Inc. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the Armed Forces.
Manuel is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, four sisters and his daughter, Elizabeth Ann Cerda.
Manuel is survived by his wife, Patricia Cerda, his brother, Anastacio Cerda, nieces and nephews from Kansas, Lubbock, Ft. Worth, Austin and Hereford, TX.
Pallbearers will be as follows: Gerardo Sanchez Cervantes, Manuel Medrano Sanchez, Odell Sandoval, Samuel Sandoval, Rudy Esquivel, Jesus Gonzalez, Ernesto Hernandez, Luis Gomez and Christian Gomez.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home.
To send condolences please visit our website at www.sunsetodessa.com.
Published in Odessa American on July 22, 2014