December 18, 2020
Jesse Earl Manning, age 85 of Smithville passed away on Thursday, Dec. 17th 2020 at St. Thomas River Park. Mr. Manning was retired from Carrier, attended Smithville Free Will Baptist Church, and was a veteran in the U.S. Navy.
Jesse was preceded in death by his parents Robert Lee, and Fannie Mae Billings Manning, 1 Son-Frankie Ray Manning, 1 Granddaughter-Lauren Shreiner, 6 Brothers-Oscar, Frank, John Cordell, Toy Ray, Alvin, and Charlie Ray Manning, and 1 Sister-Geneva Manning.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years JoAnn Lee Ward Manning of Smithville, 1 son- Johnny, and Carol Manning of FL, 1 Daughter-Kathy, and Doug Burch of McMinnville, 5 Grandchildren-Jesse, and Renee Manning of In. Michael, and Stephanie of In., James Deverter of Fl., Miranda, and Trevin Merriman of Smithville, Bethany Manning of Japan.
Funeral Service will be Sunday, Dec. 20th at 3pm with Bro. Bernard Houk officiating, and burial to follow at Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday 11am till funeral service at 3pm.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.