Manuel Revilla Reyes
October 25, 1922 – June 8, 2018
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.
- Lucia Leal Reyes, Spouse
- Ruben Reyes, Father
- Calixtra Reyes, Mother
- Oscar, Hilario, Ruben, Jr., Ignacio, Brothers
- Noemi Reyes, Sister
- Ruth Reyes, Daughter
- Esther Campos (Dr. Juan Campos), Daughter
- Rebecca Reyes (Sue Gilbertson), Daughter
- Rachel Ortega (Ishmael Ortega), Daughter
- Tony Reyes (Rachel Reyes), Son
- Mr. Reyes also leaves seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces to cherish his memory.
- Visitation Thursday, June 14, 2018
- Celebration of Life Thursday, June 14, 2018
- Chapel Service Friday, June 15, 2018
Manuel Revilla Reyes
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Elizabeth(Liza Guerra) Lazo
June 14, 2018
I have so many sweet memories of Hermano Reyes and all the family at El Mesías. Love going over to their home after church on Sundays. I am thinking and praying for the family as I rejoice that Hermano Reyes is now with our Lord. What a glorious day it is! Thanking God for the promise of eternal life!
June 12, 2018
You were truly a special man to raise a family after returning back from two wars. I find it remarkable that the Lord saved you for greater things even though you flew over 35 combat missions into enemy territory. Most people don't realize that the survivability rate for "Bomber Planes" was very low and you came home to live a long and dedicated life to God, your family, and country. I will always have the utmost respect for you and Lucia. I'm pretty sure that the both of you are up in heaven looking down on us. We'll soon be joining you in the near future. In the interim, I promise to take care of your daughter and my beautiful wife until then. May you be in peace and looking forward to playing dominoes once again.
Going to miss you "Grandpa"
Victoria (Toya) Guerra
June 11, 2018
Remembering sweet memories of our Hermano Reyes and his family. Will be praying for comfort and peace. So grateful for the promise and hope we have in Jesus Christ. Love to the the family. Toya Guerra
June 11, 2018
David and I are so grateful that we got to spend time with Mr. Reyes/ he always wanted to share his stories, devotionals, singing hymns, prayers, drinking coffee with us! We will ll always cherish these precious memories and we will miss him! Thank you Ruth for sharing your daddy with us!!