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Manuel B. Hernandez

October 17, 1934 — March 18, 2024


Manuel B. Hernandez, 89, of Lubbock, faithful and devoted husband of Lupe Hernandez, was lifted into heaven to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, March 18, 2024, surrounded by his loving family.   Manuel was born on October 17, 1934, in Tivoli, Refugio County, Texas, to the late Felipe Hernandez and Fabiana (Benavidez) Hernandez.

Manuel met the love of his life, Lupe Rubio and they were united in marriage on June 6, 1953, in Lubbock.  Out of this blessed union of love they brought six wonderful children into this world.

Manuel loved sports, all kinds of sports, including being a boxing fan.  He enjoyed listening to Christian and Spanish music.  Manuel was a true, die-hard family man who loved being around his family and attending family events.  When it came time for his family to leave to go home, he would always try to keep everyone around a little longer as he wanted all his family together.  He loved to travel all over with Lupe when they were younger.  He was so kind-hearted, not a mean bone in his body and showed a strength of faith continuously, as he began each day of his life by reading his bible, which is a testament to his faith.  He always had a positive attitude, was a very patient man and very respectful of all. 

For many years, Manual was a welder by trade and exceeded excellence in his work.  He worked for Lubbock Manufacturing for 25 years, before spending 10 years at Evans Tank Company.  The last 15 of his working years were spent at Lubbock Tank and Trailer, before retiring in 2007.  Manual has been a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church for over 50 years. 

Those left to honor and cherish his memory include his beautiful wife, Lupe; his children:  Teresa Munoz (Isaac) of Lubbock, Manuel Edward Hernandez (Lucy) of Lubbock, Grace Muniz (Edward) of Pueblo, Colorado, Debbie Aguirre (Epifanio) of Lubbock, Alex Hernandez (Sally) of Lubbock and Mark Hernandez of Lubbock; one sister, Belia Lopez of Avondale, Arizona; 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.  Manuel was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers:  Martin, Domingo and Gregorio Hernandez; two sisters:  Alice Martinez and Paula Hernandez.

A visitation for Manuel will be held from 5 PM to 7 PM on Thursday, March 21, 2024, in the Combest Family Memorial Chapel in Lubbock.  Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM on Friday, March 22, 2024, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 3111 Erskine Street in Lubbock.  Father Rudi Crasta and Deacon Joe Morin will be the Celebrants.  Final rites and interment will be in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park under the personal care and direction of Combest Family Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Isaac Munoz, Edward Munoz, Alex Hernandez, Jr., Christian Allen, Joseph Gray, Brian Joseph and Daniel Hernandez.

The Hernandez family respectfully requests that anyone who wishes to honor Manuel, please do so by contributing to Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, in lieu of flowers. 

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Service Schedule

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Thursday, March 21, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Combest Family Funeral Home - Lubbock

2210 Broadway St, Lubbock, TX 79401

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Friday, March 22, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church

3111 Erskine Street, Lubbock, TX 79415

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Friday, March 22, 2024

11:30am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park

15602 TX-493 Loop, Lubbock, TX 79423

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