Manuel C Biera Jr.
August 2, 1963  -  December 31, 2016

Manuel C Biera Jr.

Send Flowers Send Flowers

Elmwood Funeral Home
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
6-7 PM
Map & Directions  Map & Directions

Send FlowersSend Flowers

Rosary Service
Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
7 PM
Map & Directions  Map & Directions

Funeral Service
Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
11 AM
Map & Directions  Map & Directions

Send FlowersSend Flowers
Rose Hill Cemetery
N 2nd St.
Merkel, TX  79536
Map & Directions  Map & Directions

Manuel C. Biera Jr, 53, passed Saturday, December 31, 2016 alongside his family members, after a brave battle with cancer. Visitation will be 6:00 to 7:00 PM Tuesday, January 3, 2017 in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel, 5750 Hwy 277 South. Rosary will be at 7:00 PM. Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 4, 2017 in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Merkel.

Manuel was born August 2, 1963 in Merkel, Texas. He married Kathy Alvarez on March 15, 1999 and the couple resided in Abilene, and had three children. Manuel spent his younger years working oil rigs, and went on to serve the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a Correctional Officer for over 23 years. Known by many as “Coach Manuel”, his passion was baseball. He was a huge New York Yankee fan. He was loved by many and touched a lot of lives, including family, friends, and “brothers in grey”.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy Biera; three children, Anthony Z. Biera, Ashely Martinez and Alexis Martinez; His mother, Mary Acuna Biera; and siblings, Patsy Adams, Ricky Biera, Bobby Biera, Chris Biera, David Biera, Amanda Mayo, Adam Biera, Lisa Biera, and Krystal Balvantine.

He was preceded in death by his father, Manuel C. Biera Sr.; and his grandfather, Jose Zacharias Acuna.

Pallbearers for the service will be Bobby Biera, Oscar Alvarez Jr, Elias Moreno, Allan Albright, Donnie Tutt, Joe Rosas. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Bosher, Scott (Scooter) Castro, and John Biera.

The family sends a special thanks to Dr. Baig, who took care of Manuel till he fought to the end.

Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family through the obituary link at


Sign Guestbook
  1. Ray & Sherry Rogers
    Merkel, TX

    Rest in Peace Manual. Lifting all your family up.

  2. Jorge Tagle
    San Antonio, TX

    My condolences go out to the family, Manuel was a great and wonderful person. He will truly be missed, we had plans to hangout in San Antonio for a SPURS game after the New Year. I'm so sorry that we were not able to meet my friend. GOD BLESS YOU and RIP

  3. Mike & Delma Collingsworth
    Hawley, TX

    Praying that God sends his comfort and peace to the family. Rest in peace Bieara. You will be missed by everyone that knew you.

  4. Casey Metts
    Brownwood, TX

    Sorry for your loss Bobby , Rico and family . Love you all like my own family .

  5. Amy Mayo Shipley
    Plano, TX

    You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. He was a great man and will be missed. I love you all.

  6. Chito & Lisa Alardin
    Abilene, TX

    Our condolences & prayers to all the family
    May the love of God give you all peace,comfort and
    Understanding throughout this journey in life.
    Blessings to all the family

  7. David & Martha Biera
    Wichita Falls, TX

    To my brother. Thank You.

  8. Oscar Alvarez
    Arlington, TX

    Gonna miss you brother you were a good man and an amazing father i will truely miss you bro i love you...

  9. Robert Moreno
    San Leon, TX

    My family extends to you our deepest sympathies.

  10. Debra E. Acuna
    Oceanside, CA

    My condolences to you and your family. He was a wonderful person and will be missed.I will miss my cousin very much.

  11. May Green
    Hamlin, TX

    We will miss our dear friend. When I started at the Robertson Unit B. helped trained me with my duty assignments. He was very strong willed and straight to the point. I love him dearly for being a great friend and mentor to me. May God comfort his family and friends. Love to all of you.....

  12. Amanda Bruton
    Abilene, TX

    My heart truly aches for the Biera family. Manuel was a great man and was admired by many. He lived his life to the fullest and I truly believe he left this earth as happy as anyone could have hoped for. Many thoughts and continued prayers from all of your family in grey! He will be truly missed!

Start Planning Now

It is never too early to start planning for yours or your loved one's funeral.