Adrian Daily Telegram, Wednesday, February 27, 2008, pg 2A
Manuel Leal Davila, Sr. Obit
BRITTON — Manuel L. Davila, Sr., age 79, of Britton died Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, at his home.
He was born Jan. 13, 1929, in San Benito, Texas, to Flumenico and Elena (Garza) Davila. He was married to Josefa ”Josie” Mireles on Aug. 1, 1952, in Angola, Ind., and she preceded him in death on Nov. 28, 2007. Manuel had worked for Tecumseh Products, retiring on Jan. 31, 1994. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Guadalupe Society, and was a retired Fireman from the Ridgeway Township Fire Dept. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Manuel is survived by a daughter, Diana Villanueva and her husband, Albert, of Britton; a brother, Juan and his wife, Isabel, Davila of Lancaster, Texas; two half sisters, Lydia and her husband, Alfonso Aguirre, of San Benito, Texas, and Aurora Martinez of Houston, Texas; a grandson, Michael Ryan Davila, and two stepgrandsons, Christopher Villanueva and Joseph Villanueva. In addition to his wife, Josie Davila, he was preceded in death by a son, Manuel Davila Jr., his parents, a brother and three sisters.
The Funeral Liturgy will be offered on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, at 10 a.m. from St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Bob Schramm presiding. Burial will be in Ridgeway Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, 1448 Short St., Tecumseh, where there will be a Vigil Prayer Service held on Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held on Thursday one hour prior to funeral liturgy at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Envelopes will be available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Tecumseh.