Phillip Manuel Yruegas

February 12, 1955 ~ June 26, 2021 (age 66)


Phillip Manuel Yruegas was born Saturday, February 12th, 1955 in Littlefield, TX to Nestor & Tomasita Yruegas. He graduated from Muleshoe, TX High School in 1974. He proudly served in the United States Air Force for four years from 1974 to 1978, where he achieved the rank of Sargeant. On September 20, 1975, he married the love of his life, Martha Duarte. They were married for 46 wonderful years and they had two children from this union. He worked for over 25 years for BYK Inc. in Carrollton and several years for Cambridge Lee Co.

He enjoyed playing the guitar for his family and friends and cooking outdoors while listening to old country western music, including Willie Nelson and George Straight. He was an ardent lover of music and enjoyed playing pool. He liked riding his motorcycle and loved it even more when his wife Martha would ride with him. He loved spending quality time with his son Clyde, refurbishing their 1964 Ford Falcon, and teaching his little girl Shantel how to box. Phillip enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sports activities. Phillip was a straight shooter, if he had something to say, he’d say it and wouldn’t sugar coat it.  He liked going on vacation to Panama City Beach, Florida with his family every summer. Phillip had special nicknames for all of his grandchildren. He enjoyed playing his guitar and singing in the church choir. He was a member of the men’s cursillo movement for several years and a long-time member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Keller, TX. 

Phillip went to be home with the Lord Saturday, June 26, 2021

He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

He is preceded in death by parents: Nestor and Tomasita Yruegas, Brothers: Jesse Yruegas, Antonio Yruegas, Sister: Tina Lopez,

He is survived by his spouse of 46 years: Martha Duarte Yruegas of North RichlandHills, TX., Daughter: Shantel (John) Tellmann of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, Son: Clyde Anthony (Anna) Yruegas of North Richland Hills, TX. 6 Grandchildren: ( 6 ), Sister: Esparanza Nunez of Clovis, N.M., Brothers: Nestor Yruegas Jr. of Alice, Joe Yruegas and V.C. Yruegas both of Roswell, N.M., and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation and Reflection of Life will be Friday, July 2nd from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Recitation of the Rosary will be Friday, July 2nd, at 7:00 pm.

Saturday July 3rd, Father Ernesto Lopez will officiate the funeral service at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Morton, TX at 2:00 pm. Music will be provided by Joe Flores. Interment will follow at Morton Memorial Cemetery in Morton, TX.

Honoring Phillip as Pallbearers: Michael Duarte, David Duarte, Rosie Barela, Clyde Yruegas, Isaac Yruegas, and John Tellman

Honorary Pallbearers: Mario Barela, David Carreon, Tino Fierro

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July 2, 2021

9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Head Duarte Funeral Home
1402 Houston St
Levelland, TX 79336

Recitation of the Rosary
July 2, 2021

7:00 PM
Head Duarte Funeral Home
1402 Houston St
Levelland, TX 79336

Funeral Service
July 3, 2021

2:00 PM
St. Ann Catholic Church
105 N.E. 8th
Morton, TX 79346

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