Born in Cameron, Texas on Jul. 24, 1952
Departed on Jan. 24, 2016 and resided in Somerville, TX.
William Joseph Manas, Jr., 63, passed away January 24, 2016 in Bryan, Texas.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday, January 29, 2016 at Strickland Funeral Home in Caldwell, with Rev. Frank Cox officiating. Burial will follow at the Lyons Community Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday evening at Strickland Funeral Home in Caldwell.
William Manas, Jr. was born July 24, 1952 in Cameron to William J. Sr. and Ella M. (Wroebleski) Manas. Baptized on August 24, 1952, he was raised in Caldwell, graduated from Caldwell High School, and was a member of St. Mary''s Catholic Church, where he served as an altar boy.
William proudly served his country in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked for the City of Brenham as a machine operator for nearly 26 years. He married Treas Lynette Manas on March 15, 1990, and was a proud father of three children: Ella Marie, "JoJo", and Anitra (Tootie).
Willie Joe loved the outdoors, and was considered one of the best BBQ cooks in Burleson County. He took pride in everything he did, whether it was being a husband, father, worker, provider, or friend. A firm believer in God, he believed in treating others the way he wanted to be treated. His family will always love Willie Joe, and will miss him dearly. We know "Big Willie" will be looking down and watching over us.
Survivors include his wife, Treas Lynette Manas son, William Manas III; daughter, La Treas Ella Marie Manas, all of Somerville; daughter, Anitra Manas Lindley and husband Sylvester of Anderson; grandchildren: Desiree Hope Moore of Anderson, and Dillion Kordell Moore of Huntsville; sister and brother-in-law Patricia and Conrad Martin of Forney, Texas. Also surviving are a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, as well as close friends Romeo and Edna Moore of Somerville. Willie Joe was preceded in death by his parents, William Sr. and Ella Manas, sister, Mary Catherine Manas, and brother, Mark Charles Manas.
Serving as pallbearers are Freddie Garcia, Bobby Pennie, Michael Moore, James Washington, Karl Jakubik, Jarvis Phillips, Printess Philip, and Ben White. Honorary pallbearers are William Manas III, Stanford Moore, Gary Moore, Dillion Moore, Romeo Moore, and Sylvester Lindley.
Special thanks to Romeo and Edna Moore for their help, love, and support.
Funeral arrangements for William Joseph Manas, Jr. are entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home in Caldwell, Texas. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.stricklandfuneralhomes.com.