Manuel Villanueva

Manuel Villanueva, Jr., age 62 of Fort Worth, died Friday, June 12, 2020 in Fort Worth.

Graveside services took place at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2020 in Fairview Cemetery in Memphis with Fr. Nicholas Gerber as the celebrant.

Viewing was held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 16 at the funeral home.

Due to the coronavirus threat, only five people are allowed to enter the funeral home at a time. If attending services, please be prepared to maintain social distancing practices.

Arrangements were by Robertson Funeral Directors of Memphis.

Born April 25, 1958 in Mexico to Delfina and Manuel Villanueva, Sr., Manuel married Dora Perez on August 31, 1976 in Memphis.

He had been a longtime resident of Memphis before moving to Fort Worth in 2002. Known as a hard working man, Manuel served as a diesel mechanic.

Manuel loved spending time in the outdoors, fishing and swimming. He also loved music and cooking, especially BBQ. He enjoyed helping out around the neighborhood and liked helping others.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Juan Villanueva; and a sister, Leticia Villanueva.

Survivors include his wife, Dora Villanueva of Fort Worth; two sons, Jose Villanueva and Erick Villanueva, both of Fort Worth; a daughter, Erica Villanueva of Fort Worth; two brothers, Jose Luis Villanueva of Mission and Val Villanueva of Memphis; four sisters, Ludivinia Zuniga of Haltom City, Virginia Lopez of Memphis, Martina Adame of Lynnwood, Wash. and Elizabeth Gamez of Keller; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
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