SAN LUIS — James “Jimmy” Albert Manchego, 65, died Dec. 23, 2019 in Colorado Springs, at home surrounded by his love ones.
He was born Jan. 19, 1954, in Jaroso, to Flaviano and Viola (Madrid) Manchego.
Jimmy worked at Current Warehouse for 45 years of service as a technician and driver.
He was a member of the school of hard knocks and regularly attended Saturday evening mass at Saint Patrick Catholic Church. Jimmy was a man’s man, with the utmost integrity and honor.
Jimmy had a relentless work ethic, kind soul, quiet spirit and the competitive heart of a warrior. He lived by the “Golden Rule” — “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” — Luke 6:31 NIV.
Jimmy’s love and passion was basketball, known as one the best players to come out of San Luis. He actively played in local recreational leagues. His other passion was detailing and driving his cars and especially his 1980 Pontiac Firebird Formula.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Flaviano and Viola Manchego; siblings, Telesforo “Lawrence” Manchego, Marbella Romero, Leon Manchego and Mary Vazquez; and brother-in-law, Wayne Atkinson.
He is survived by his fiancée, Patricia Chandler; brothers, Joe (Helen), Johnny, and Ronnie (Tammy) Manchego; sisters, Adeline Adkinson, Patsy (Arturo) Vigil and Shella (Thomas) Trujillo; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation, 4-6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, The Springs Funeral Services, 3115 East Platte Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colo., 80909.
Rosary, 10:30 a.m., Mass of Christian Burial following, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1830 South Corona Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colo., 80905.
Graveside service, noon, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, Garcia Cemetery, the intersection of County Road B and County Road 13.2, Garcia, Colo., 81152.
Memorial contributions may be made in place of flowers in Jimmy’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 1445 North Union Boulevard Suite #100, Colorado Springs, Colo., 80909.