Manuel G. Rodriguez, a longtime resident of Clifton, entered into eternal rest Monday morning, July 6, 2020, at his residence. Manuel was 87. Manuel Gutierrez Rodriguez was born on April 29, 1933, in Clifton, Arizona, to Manuel and Genoveva Rodriguez and was the third child of five. Manuel was a United States Marine Corps veteran, and was a longtime member of the American Legion, Lloyd C. Hill Post 28, and provided many military services to those who served. Manuel enjoyed spending time with his family and instilled traditions of camping, vacations, holidays and his favorite passion was playing golf which he enjoyed doing. He had over 60 years of membership with the Greenlee County Country Club. Manuel is survived by: his three children; one son, Manny Rodriguez; two daughters, Gracie (Jerry) Valenzuela and Judy Lopez; 10 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind two sisters, Licha and Katie. Manuel was predeceased by: his beloved wife, Mary, in August of 2012. Graveside committal services for Manuel will be conducted Tuesday morning, July 14, 2020, at 8:00 a.m., at the Sacred Heart Cemetery by Rev. Nathaniel Mma. Military honors will be conferred by the American Legion Post #28 of Clifton. Committal services will be live-streamed on the Vining Funeral Home Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/viningfuneral/, starting at 8:00 a.m. The family will receive friends Monday evening, July 13, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at the Vining Funeral Home. As required by resolution and proclamation, those who plan to be in attendance at the graveside committal services are to wear a protective mask and follow guidelines as suggested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.