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Mr. Manuel B. Reyes, Vidalia
Monday, 21 July 2014

July 21--Mr. Manuel B. Reyes, age 89 of Vidalia, died Thursday, July 17, 2014 in Bethea Baptist Retirement Community in Darlington, South Carolina, after an extended illness.  He was born in Fresno, California on August 30, 1924 to the late, Joseph and Josephine Reyes.  He served in the U.S. Air Force during the World War II era, attended Texas A&M, and was a member of the American Legion.  He worked with McDonald Douglas, Northrop, and Gulfstream as an aerospace engineer, and ended his career in 1989 with his favorite project, the B-2 Stealth Bomber.  He moved to Vidalia in 1989, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Vidalia, and the Men’s Bible Class.  He was preceded in death by his first wife Ruth; son Michael; granddaughter Gail; and six siblings, Theresa, Mary, Ralph, Joe, Johnny, and Tony.

Mr. Reyes is survived by his wife, Bobbie Joiner Reyes of Vidalia; five daughters, Cheryl Reynolds, and husband Danny of O’Fallon, Missouri, Carol McMillan and husband Tate of Florence, South Carolina, Connie Hagedorn and husband Mark of Hendersonville, Tennessee, Sandra Joiner of Cleveland, Georgia, and Barbara Doty and husband Aaron of Vidalia; one sister, Rosary Mansfield; one brother, Frank Reyes both of California; eleven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and his roommate, Ben Watson at Bethea Baptist.

The funeral service will be held Monday, July 21st at 11:00 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church with Reverend Robert Green and Reverend Glenn Waters officiating.  Burial will follow on Wednesday, July 23rd in Memorial Park in St. Louis, Missouri.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 6:00 until 8:00.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 150, Vidalia GA 30475.

Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home of Vidalia is in charge of arrangements.

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