Manuel G. Escobar was born April 19, 1940 to Maria Villarreal Gonzales and Eliberto Escobar. He was born and raised in Bishop, Texas and was the eldest of three boys. They were raised by a single mother and to help support the household, at a very young age, left home to help provide for their family. Despite not having formal education and with the help of his Abuelita (Welita), he was taught to read, write and was very good at math. He learned at a very young age responsibility and the importance of hard work.
Our Dad did not have many hobbies but enjoyed fishing and visiting with his neighbor Joe Mendez. They would spend hours talking along their fence line and would soon become very good life long friends. He enjoyed sitting on his front porch on that old brown bench he owned smoking his cigarettes and drinking a beer at times.
He made a living working as a truck driver for Coca Cola at the age of 17 and would eventually move on to work for Butter Krust Bakery where he would later return from the company. At that time, grandchildren were born and he often helped out with them.
Manuel G. Escobar passed away on the 22nd of December 2021.
He is preceded in death by his eldest son Manuel Escobar Jr. the 22nd of August 2021, his wife Lydia Escobar and his first wife Mary Helen Perez Escobar.
He is survived by his children Monica Pantoja (Jim), Eric Escobar (Priscilla), Marina Hays (Jeff), Roland Escobar (Veronica), Eluterio Davila, stepchildren Sally Sanminguel (Bobby), Rose Garcia (Robert), Ricky Delgado, and Jimmy Delgado. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
My Dad also leaves behind his two younger brothers whom he loved very much Robert Escobar and Felix Escobar.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Corpus Christi Funeral Home. A Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. that same evening. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 7, 2022 at SS Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church. Services will conclude after mass
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