Manuel Chavez

Jan. 26, 1942 - Dec. 28, 2017

Manuel Chavez, 75, of Waco, passed Thursday December 28, 2017. Mass of Christian Celebration will be 11 a.m. Wed. Jan. 3, 2018 at St. Francis on the Brazos, 315 Jefferson Ave, Waco, TX 76701. The family will receive visitors 6 to 8 p.m., Tues Jan 2 at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 Robinson Dr., Waco with a Rosary at 7 p.m.

Manuel Davila Chavez was born January 26, 1942 to Concepcion and Guadalupe Chavez in La-Bolsa Mexico. He came to the United States in 1968 and worked a variety of jobs. In 1977, he was passing by the VA hospital and saw them replacing the roof. He stopped and asked for a job, and with no training at all within two days, he was made foreman. After several months, he decided to open his successful business, C&C Roofing. Horse racing was his favorite hobby.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and stepson Frankie Anthony Hurtado.

Manuel is survived by his loving wife, of 38 years, Mary Almanza; sons, Manuel Chaves Jr. and wife, Alejandra, Manuel Chavez III and wife, Blanca; daughter, Christina Salinas; stepson John Renee Hurtado; grandchildren, Jairo Chavez, Mireya Chavez, Manuel Chavez Jr, Felix Chavez, Justin Chavez, Andrea Salinas, Robert Salinas Jr, Patricia Salinas, Katarina A. Ramirez, John Alec Hurtado, Felicia Franscisca Hurtado, and Scarlett Paige Hurtado.

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