Obituary for R.T. Manning

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RT and Ella Ruth Manning, birthday party in 2016

Robert T. Manning
(August 7, 1920 – September 15, 2017)

Mr. Robert T. Manning, age 97, of Riverbend Road, Plainville, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Gordon Health Care, Calhoun.

He was born in Adairsville, GA, on August 7, 1920, son of the late Cicero Cleveland Manning and Jennie Teems Manning. Mr. Manning was a member of Plainville Unity Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during WWII and a Bronze Star and Purple Heart Recipient. He enjoyed gardening during the summer time and working his puzzles during the winter. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Cleveland Manning, J.C. Manning, Lester Manning, Vernon Manning, and James H. Manning; sisters, Evie Manning and Evelyn Manning.

Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years, Ella Ruth Manning of Plainville; sons and daughter-in-law, Norris Frederick Manning of St. Louis and Bruce and Mary Manning of Sonoraville; grandchildren, Shayna (Jesse) Ragan, Breana Manning, and Matthew Manning; a multitude of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday, September 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Barton Funeral Home, Adairsville, with Rev. Clark Bunch, Rev. Ralph Kinman, and Rev. Eddie Manning officiating. Interment will follow in Eastview Cemetery Adairsville. Pallbearers include Jason Manning, Millard Payne, Wesley McMorris, Jesse Ragan, Caleb Collins, and Von Garland. Honorary pallbearers include Jack Miller, Frank Sandy, and Gene Grisham.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Barton Funeral Home, Adairsville.
In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be made in Mr. Manning’s memory to the Blewer Memorial Food Distrubution Center, 373 Morrow Road, SE Calhoun, 30701.

Sign the guestbook and leave online condolences at www.BartonFuneralHome.net.
R. Dudley Barton & Son Funeral Home, Adairsville, will be in charge of funeral arrangements for Mr. Robert T. Manning.

About Clark Bunch

Clark Bunch is the pastor of Unity Baptist Church and author of God is Near. He and his wife Teresa have one child. In his spare time he enjoys blogging, playing guitar and riding his motorcycle. And coffee, he'd be nowhere without coffee.
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