Manuel Lechuga Jr. 70, passed away Friday, June 10, 2015 in Lubbock. Services for Mr. Lechuga will be 10:00 am Monday, July 13, 2015 at St. Jude Catholic Church with Father Roy Padilles officiating. Burial will follow in the City of Tahoka Cemetery under the direction of Broadway Funeral Directors. There will be a rosary held 7:00 pm Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Broadway Funeral Directors.
Manuel was born April 9, 1945 in Anson to Manuel & Maria Lechuga Sr. He married the Estella Alvarado on November 20, 1974 in Lubbock and worked as a farmer for most of his life. He simply enjoyed living life to the fullest, Playing pool and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
He is survived by three sons, Armando Lechuga, Danny Lechuga both of Lubbock, Ruben Lechuga of Houston; one daughter, Sandra Lechuga of Lubbock; one step-son. Ray Rodriguez of Lubbock; five brothers, Jim Lechuga Sr. (Donna) of Altus, OK, Rudy Lechuga Sr. (Peggy) of Paulding, OH, Thomas Lechuga Sr. (Mary) of Eagle Pass, Frank Lechuga Sr. (Mary), Jessie Lechuga Sr both of Stanford; six sisters, Josie Gonzales(Richard) of Defiance, OH, Nora Ramos(Rudy) of Anson, Rosie Ortega(Raul) of Lawn, Mary Herrera(Alfonso), Sarah Ledesma & Diana Ruiz all of Hamlin; a very special Cousin/Brother Roy Lechuga Sr. of Belton; numerous nephews & nieces; eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Jerry Torres; one great grandson, Jeremiah Torres; a sister, Helen McHaney; three brothers, Louis Lechuga Sr, Raymond Lechuga Sr., Victor Lechuga Sr.