Funeral services for Manuel M. Gutierrez Sr., 73, of Lovington, New Mexico will be held on Monday, December 11, 2017 2:00pm at Assembly of God/Faith Chapel with Pastor Remijio Porras officiating. Burial will follow at Lovington cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Kirby-Smith-Rogers Funeral Home. Manuel returned to his heavenly home on December 6, 2017 after a valiant battle with a long illness. His devotion to his family and his belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. Manuel was born to Ramon and Maria Gutierrez of Presidio, TX and was blessed with a large and loving family. He married his best friend and fellow parishioner, Maria Hernandez Gutierrez on September 27, 1968 in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico. Manuel helped raise his nine children with patience, discipline and humility. He taught them to work hard and be authentic individuals. He loved working on cars, going fishing, and listening to music, all while eating his favorite fruit—the watermelon. He had a great sense of humor and was the best father and grandfather; a true example for others to follow. He was always there for his family and wanted the best for his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents; one daughter, Sally Gutierrez; one brother and two sisters.
Manuel is survived by his wife, Maria; his sons: Raul Gutierrez and Manuel Gutierrez Jr; daughters: Janie Almanza, Elsa Gutierrez, Rosa Galindo, Imelda Gutierrez, Yesenia Salcido and Minerva Laborin; twenty-three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Saturday and Sunday at the church from 9:00-9:00pm
Arrangements are under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home
Online Condolences can be made at www.stevensfuneral.com
Lo siento mucho los acompañamos en su dolor. De parte de toda la familia lara y andrade
Claudia andrade laraLovington, NM
Te adoró, te voy a extrañar papá! Te me fuiste muy pronto. Siempre te agradecer por ser el mejor padre y abuelo. Te amo daddy!! ❤️❤️
Imelda GutierrezLovington, NM