Manuel Fernandez, Jr. COPPERAS COVE, TX - Manuel Fernandez, Jr., age 86, of Copperas Cove, TX passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. He is survived by his wife Maria De Jesus Fernandez, children: Marina Prieto of Copperas Cove, TX, Maria J. Lopez of Copperas Cove, TX, Madeline Gonzalez of East Chicago, IN and Martina Pena of Copperas Cove, TX; grandchildren: Rosalinda, Jose, Jesus, Marie, Alexandra, Lucy, Ana and Diego; great grandchildren: Teisa, Alexander, Jaylen, Cameron, Alisha, Shaun, Isabella, Shakira, Gabriela, Fantino, Christian, Mariella, Dahlia, Enrique, Aiden, Xavier and Leonardo; siblings: Ignacia (Nachy) Canchola of Merrillville, IN, Aurelio (Mickey) Fernandez, of Hammond, IN, Norberto (Beto) Fernandez of Monterrey, MX, and Orfelinda (Linda) Fernandez of Monterrey, MX. He was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Ignacia Fernandez; his Brother, Hector A. Fernandez, Sr; and his Grandson, Marco Antonio Fernandez. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH 1001 Georgetown Road, Copperas Cove, TX. Manuel was born in Monterrey, MX and was an avid bowler at Hallmark, Bowlerama and Phantom Warrior Lanes, a Knight of Columbus, 30-year retiree from Inland Steel in East Chicago, IN and devout Catholic. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he will be dearly missed.