Funeral services for Manuel Carbajal, 90, of Carlsbad, NM formally of Tatum, NM will be held on Friday, October 7, 2022 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Holy Rosary in Tatum with Father Samuel Ameh officiating. Burial will follow at Tatum Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Kirby-Ratliff Funeral Home. Manuel was born on December 15, 1931 in La Cieniga del Castillo, Chihuahua, Mexico and passed away on October 1, 2022 in Lubbock. Manuel married Luz Carbajal on March 19, 1955 in Ciudad Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico. They moved to the United States in 1968. Manuel was employed by multiple farm land owners. Our father loved the outdoors, he would spend hours admiring and working in his garden. His duties after a long day of farming were tending to his horses, pigs, goats, and chickens. A couple years back he also would accompany his wife on those infamous casino trips…they were inseparable!! and just here recently he enjoyed his cruises and those quick trips for ice cream.
He was preceded in death by parents: Hipolito and Regina Carbajal; nine brothers and sisters: one grandson: Manuel Carbajal; and his wife Luz Carbajal.
He is survived by; four sons: Jesus Carbajal (Alicia) of Carlsbad, Juan Carbajal (Yubani) of Tatum, Antonio Carbajal of Carlsbad, and Carlos Carbajal of Lemoore, CA; five daughters: Maria Medrano (Socorro) of Carlsbad, Rosa Lopez of Tatum, Gloria Ortega (David) of Carlsbad, Gracie Hinojosa (Erasmo) of Tatum, and Elizabeth Jimenez (Fernando) of Tatum; twenty-eight grandchildren and thirty-seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 3:00 pm until after Rosary. Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm at Kirby-Ratliff Funeral Home Chapel.