Manuel D. Bustillos Sr.

December 27, 1947November 17, 2021

Manuel D. Bustillos, Sr. age 73 from El Paso, Texas passed away peacefully surrounded by family and loved ones on Wednesday, Nov 17, 2021. He was a Vietnam Veteran, mechanical engineer for White Sands Missile Range for 38 years and taught for El Paso Community College. An inventor and scholar, he believed in continuing education. He was known for his kindness, love and his mischievous sense of humor. Manny and Nena were both active members of the catholic community Santa Lucia and St. Thomas of Aquians Church. He is preceded by his wife Nena Bustillos of 48 years. Surviving members of his family include his daughter Wendy Bustillos, son Manny D. Bustillos, Jr.(Stephanie), daughter Xochilt Zinn (Chris Zinn), son Joe P. Bustillos (Lillian). Grandchildren: Kilee H. and Charlize A. Bustillos, Hailey Grace & Joseph Christian Zinn, Josefine Jeanette & Cyan Kahlia Bustillos. Great Grandsons Ronin Louis Elijah & Greyson Elias Santiago. He was preceded by his parents Martin & Natalia Bustillos. And his extended family. Sunday, November 28, 2021 at Funeraria Del Angel Restlawn Visitation 4-9 pm; Vigil Service 7 pm. Funeral Service Monday, November 29, 2021, at 12:30 pm at Funeraria Del Angel Restlawn Chapel. Graveside Monday, November 29, 2021, at 1:30 pm at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Special Thanks to the staff and family of the Lunchbox for the gracious hospitality and support.

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  • Maria Elena Bustillos, Wife (deceased)
  • Manuel D. Bustillos Jr., Son
  • Joe Bustillos, Son
  • Wendy Bustillos, Daughter
  • Xochitl Zinn, Daughter
  • 6 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild


  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 28, 2021

  • Vigil Service

    Sunday, November 28, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, November 29, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, November 29, 2021


Manuel D. Bustillos Sr.

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Rosa Hernandez

November 29, 2021

Bustillos Family, so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing and not being able to be there due to an out of town trip. Oh. what a great person your Dad was, so was your Mom. Remember all the good times we had at Santa Lucia's Kermess's. Rosa Hernandez

Sylvia Lira

November 28, 2021

I know that I don't need to tell people what an awesome man Mr. Bustillos was because it was evident as soon as you met him. I don't want to single out a particular memory because all my memories of him are lovingly memorable. With his wisdom and loving guidance, he gave out hope where there was despair, He had many stories and memories to share. . I LOVED to hear them all; the funny ones picked me up on a gloomy day, the intellectual ones inspired me to do more, and when he spoke of his family's memories, it was like you could feel the love he felt for his family, like he would hand out a handful of love for the person he was talking to so they could share that same kind of love towards their own family. I am so grateful to God for sending me Mr. Bustillos, my personal earth angel, to me. He brought so much light, strength, hope and courage to my life at one of my darkest moments. I will forever remember him and my love and warmest condolences I send to his beautiful children and grandchildren whom he always spoke of with lots of love, dedication and respect.

Debbi Farrelly

November 26, 2021

I had the pleasure of working with Manny at EPCC. He was a good friend and co-worker. My sincere condolences to the family.