Ray W. Manning, 77,
Ray W. Manning, 77, a resident of John Small Ave., Washington, NC, had an unexpected stroke on Sunday at his home and passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at Beaufort County Medical Center.
Mr. Manning was born on March 16, 1934 in Hancock, MI, son of the late Richard Manning and Mamie Fredrickson Manning. After high school, he attended and was a graduate of Architectural School. He served in the Air Force and later worked in Washington, DC for the federal government in human resources for 30 years. On Oct. 15, 1977, he married the former Margaret "Peggy" Woodruff, who survives. Along with his wife, Mr. Manning is survived by five sons, Richard Manning of Las Vegas, NV, Randy Manning of Gainesville, FL, Russell Manning of Gainesville, FL, Robbie Manning of Las Vegas, NV and Raymond Manning of Las Vegas, NV; two daughters, Roxanne Gore of Gainesville, FL and Renee M. Ridley of Georgia; three step-children, Larry Vanderpool, Brian Thompson and Linda Keech; 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by one brother, Ed Manning.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 at Hillside Funeral Service and other times at the home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 22, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service, officiated by Rev. Ray Webb. Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, with military honors. Mike Mizell, Jr., Jason Hardison, Paul Carver, Raymond Carver, Shane Vanderpool and Harley Alligood will serve as pallbearers.
Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be sent in c/o Margaret “Peggy” Manning, 1794 John Small Ave., Washington, NC 27889.
Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting www.hillsidefuneralservice.com. Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations of Washington, 4500 US HWY 264 E, Washington, NC, has been given the honor of being entrusted with serving the Manning family.