Manuel D. Urbina

December 27, 1923 - September 29, 2019
U.S. Armed Forces Veteran
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Manuel D. Urbina, 95, was called to his heavenly home on Sunday, September 29th, 2019, with his loving family by his side. He was born on December 27, 1923 in Phoenix, Arizona to Jesus and Mary (Golding) Urbina. His family left there for Southern Arizona when he was five years old. As a young man he worked in the lead mines at Bisbee, Douglas and Tombstone. When WWII began he was working in the lead mine at Tombstone collecting lead for artillery when he decided to join the Army and serve his country. While in the service, his tour of duty included: France, Germany and Belgium. During this time he fought in 3 major battles, one of them being the Battle of the Bulge. After the war ended, he was stationed at Fort Sill where he met the love of his life, Rita Joyce Guthrie. They were married on November 1, 1945 in Wichita, Kansas. They enjoyed fifty-nine wonderful years together before she passed away on December 6, 2004. After fulfilling his years of enlistment, Manuel served in the Active Reserves for the next six years. Soon after, he moved his family to Gotebo, Oklahoma where he began working for Finefrock Rock Crushing Plant. He retired from Dolese Brothers in January of 1986, and after retirement, Manuel began his own lawn mowing service working for twenty-eight years. He dedicated his life to serving the Lord. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Gotebo, Oklahoma where he served as greeter and Sunday school teacher. Manuel became a resident at the Lawton-Fort Sill Veterans Center in April of 2016. On January 17, 2019, Manuel was honored by the 2nd Battalion 20th Field Artillery with 2 medals recognizing his devotion, patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the greater good of not only the American people, but the preservation of peace across the world. While there he touched the lives of the staff and residents. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include:
Daughters: Madeline Kervin & husband Shelby of Elgin, OK
Elenore Urbina of Lawton, OK
Rita Jean Burns & husband Lonnie of Gotebo, OK
Grandchildren: Michael Urbina of Clinton, OK
Tommy Urbina of Clinton, OK
Randy Urbina of Sterling, OK
Michele Woolbright & husband Bink of Sterling, OK
Stephanie Scott & husband Chris of Lawton, OK
Stephen Harwell & wife Kristen of OKC, OK
Shelby E. Kervin & wife Leslie of Frisco, TX
Nicolette Shott & husband Jeff of Lawton, OK
Jeremy Don Burns of OKC, OK
Jera Diltz & husband Jeff of Elk City, OK
23 great grandchildren,
11 great-great grandchildren,
Special friend, Emily Davis of Hobart, OK.

Manuel is preceded in death by his parents, wife Rita Urbina, son Paul Henry Urbina, daughter Ella Louise Urbina, 1 brother Henry Urbina, 2 sisters: Suzie Sanchez and Lee Miranda.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Lawton Fort Sill Veterans Center, 501 NE Flower Mound Rd, Lawton, OK 73502
Funeral: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 2, 2019
First Baptist Church
Gotebo, Oklahoma
Burial: Gotebo Cemetery
Gotebo, Oklahoma
Services are under the direction of Ray & Martha's Funeral Home, Hobart, Oklahoma.

Service Information

Date: October 2, 2019
Time: 10:00 am
Date: October 2, 2019

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Michele McKee
Hobart, OK
Thinking of your family My thoughts and prayers go out to you. Wishing you comfort with the fond memories as you reminisce of this wonderful man.
Darlene Hovakah Wolf & Family
Hobart, OK
Our deepst condolences. Prayers for all
Galeen Irvin Chain
Hobart, OK
Y'all were all Blessed to have Manuel these many years. He was such a wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Scott Family
Lawton, OK
We love you so very much, grandpa! Watch over us from Heaven.  We'll make you proud!
Gail Jones
Duncan, OK
Madeline and family,
My prayers are for God's mercy and comfort to sustain each of you in this time of grief and adjustment.
Sandra's parents lived about three miles east of rock crusher.  Her father spoke highly
of your father as they had somehow become acquainted.
Esther and Paul McNamer
Carnegie, OK
So sorry to hear of Uncle Manuel's passing. Heard about it too late to attend the funeral. Our sympathy and prayers go out to the family.
Tina Kliewer
Edmond, OK
Rita Jean and family,
I'm so sorry to hear about your father.  Prayers for peace during this time of loss. 
Toni Poolaw Taryole
Mountain View, OK
So sad to hear of Manuel leaving us.  I was out of town when I found out of his passing.  Wished I could have been home to see you girls.  I have such good memories of our fellowship at Faith Indian Baptist Church in Carnegie that will always be in my heart.  My prayers and with you girls for comfort and peace at this time.
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