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Manuel R. Reyes

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Manuel R. Reyes Obituary
Manuel R. Reyes

Corpus Christi, TX

Manuel Revilla Reyes, a servant of Jesus Christ, was born on October 25, 1922, in Kingsville, Texas, and bravely entered into eternity on June 8, 2018. He honorably served as a WW II Master Sergeant WII as an Army Air Corps Tail Gunner Engineer being recognized as a War Hero.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Lucia Leal Reyes, father, Ruben Reyes, mother, Calixtra, brothers Oscar, Hilario, Ruben, Jr., Ignacio and, sister, Noemi.

He is survived by four daughters, Ruth Reyes, Esther Campos (Dr. Juan Campos), Rebecca Reyes (Sue Gilbertson), Rachel Ortega (Ishmael Ortega) and son, Tony Reyes (Rachel Reyes), seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.

He worked at ARADMAC/Navel Airstation, served as a missionary with the Presbyterian Church in Shenandoah, Iowa; was a world traveler; ESL instructor; Presbyterian Elder; Sunday School teacher; Lay Minister, a lifelong bible student. He enjoyed singing "coritos", gardening and playing dominos. God, family and country were his passions. All who met him were blessed by his conversations, smiling eyes and sharp memory.

We thank the staff with Angel Sky Home Health and Transitions Hospice especially his nurses, Jenny, Rod Recio, Christi, and Home Health Aide Melissa and Physical Therapists, Rachel and Sara, Chaplain Mr. David Saenz, the El Divino Salvador Presbyterian Church prayer group, Greely Senior Center and Mr. Ronnie Holiday.

Visitation will be held at Memory Gardens Funeral Home on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm with a Celebration of Life service to be held at 7:00 p.m. that same evening. Chapel services will be held at Memory Gardens Funeral Home on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 10:00 am with interment to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

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Published in Corpus-Christi Caller-Times on June 12, 2018
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