Juan Manuel Tellez Zapata was born November 5, 1983 in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. His mother Juana said that his head was so big at birth that he was nicknamed "Yuca" after the people of the Yucatan. Manuel went to schools in Mexico, and later moved with his family to Dallas, Texas for work. He visited Buffalo, Oklahoma with his family, and met Ernesto Ceniceros, known to friends as "Bush." They developed a great friendship and Manuel went to work building fence with his company. Manuel and Stephanie met 10 years later and married on June 16, 2010. A beautiful little girl Sammantha completed their family. Manuel was crazy about his little girl. Manuel was a Hard worker, working sometime 7 days straight to provide for his family. On rare days off, he was always seen mowing his yard and helping neighbors with their yards. He loved to play soccer, hang out with his much loved friends, and spend time with his daughter. He was a good good man, and will be missed so much by family and friends. We will always remember him through his daughter, and the special memories we all have of times with Manuel . Manuel went to be with the Father in Heaven after a sudden accident August 25, 2014 around Alva, Oklahoma. Manuel leaves as his survivors wife, Stephanie of the home; daughter, Sammantha; his mother, Juana Tellez Zapata; other relatives and many friends .