Manuel Jay Fernandez, age 61, of Hot Springs, died Tuesday, December 5, 2017.
He was born on April 26, 1956 in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Manuel A. Fernandez and Nellie Watts Fernandez. On June 18, 1976, he married Michelle Crane. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Manuel was a Methodist in faith. He retired from Hecke’s Service Station after more than 30 years of service.
He is survived by his wife, Michelle Fernandez of Hot Springs; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Manny Fernandez and Marcus and Ollie Fernandez, all of Hot Springs; one daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Shawn Fletcher of Jonesboro; seven grandchildren, Brianna Fernandez of Hot Springs, Austin Fletcher and Lacey Fletcher, both of Jonesboro, Chezni Fernandez, Christopher Amos, Jacob Amos and Jaylee Fernandez, all of Hot Springs; one brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Teresa Fernandez of Pearcy; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Louise Childers of Bonnerdale, Rose and Luis Garcia of Hot Springs and Sandy Green of Florida; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of wonderful friends.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs.