Copart Says a Heartfelt Goodbye to Manny Stephens

With a heavy heart, we announce the loss of a member of our Copart family. Manolo (Manny) Stephens recently passed away after almost 23 years with Copart. Manny held many leadership positions in the Southern California region including the Los Angeles, Van Nuys, and Sun Valley yards. Most recently, he was the Assistant General Manager in Rancho Cucamonga. 

Manny’s co-workers describe him as a dear friend and mentor who was willing to help anyone and listen to their problems. He could cheer you up with a joke or his contagious smile and filled the room with life and happiness. He loved football (Go Saints!), music and food, and was a California beach boy at heart. But most important to him was his family including wife Esmerelda, daughters Emily and Jocelyn and 3-year-old granddaughter Hailey. 

Our thoughts go out to Manny’s family, friends and co-workers. He will be dearly missed!


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3 thoughts on “Copart Says a Heartfelt Goodbye to Manny Stephens

  1. My boss, we bumped heads at first hehe Because you were so passionate and so was I about our jobs. Your experience unquestionable, I will take your mentoring about work and in life with me always. I am so glad I got to meet you, team building events would have not been the same. You will be missed, your laugh echoes in my mind – that last conversation we had Thursday before you passed. You were joking about me being chop liver for not having certain admin rights haha! My thoughts and dearest condolences go out to your love ones, but I will push on with you in mind – LIVE HARD ♥

  2. You touched a lot of people Manny in a positive way! You will be missed by your Copart family! Condolences to your family, friends and many loved ones. RIP my friend.

  3. So sorry for the loss of Manolo. My thoughts and prayers are with his family also his work family. God bless you all.

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