Manuel O. Granado

December 18, 1917December 21, 2013

Manuel O. Granado of Taft, Texas, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at the age of 96. He was born December 18, 1917, in Hondo, Texas, to Luis and Blasa Granado. Manuel served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He was a Prisoner of War and was awarded the Prisoner or War Metal, European Campaign Medal with four Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Croix De Guerre with Vermillion Star Metal and American Defense Service Medal. Manuel was self-employed and owned several businesses in the Taft area. He was a devoted member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church for many years.

Manuel leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of sixty-six years, Herminia “Minnie” Granado; sons, Manuel “Gene” E. (Nancy) Granado, Earl (Belinda) Granado; daughter, Cindy (Glenn) DuBose; grandchildren: Christina L. (Rick) Quintanilla, Leslie A. Granado, Kimberly Granado, Brooke V. Norris, Brad G. DuBose and Brianne M. DuBose.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 26, 2013, at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. that same evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, December 27, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Taft. Interment will follow the service at Taft Memorial Park.

Please join us in celebrating Manuel’s life by visiting our Memorial at


  • Visitation Thursday, December 26, 2013
  • Rosary Service Thursday, December 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 27, 2013

Manuel O. Granado

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December 30, 2013

Dear Minnie, Gene, Earl ,Cindy and family,

We were sadden to hear about Manuel's death. We will always remember him for his sense of humor,and all the great fun we had on our trips to the beach. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family. God bless.
With love ,
Randy & Alice Villarral & family
428 LaGarde
San Antonio,Texas 78223

December 27, 2013

We are so sorry to hear of Manuel's passing. We are so grateful that we had the chance to meet him and to spend time with him and his family. Please accept our sincere condolences In friendship, the Engle family , from West Virginia.