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In loving memory of
D. Ronald Manning
  • July 11, 1955
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  • April 10, 2021

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Ron Manning, 65, died April 10. 2021 in his home after a long and hard battle with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease.

Ron was born July 11, 1955 in Pineville, WV to the late Dolin W. Manning and Lois Lively Manning. Ron was a graduate of Marshall University. His career with E.I. DuPont DE Nemours spanned time in Martinsville, Richmond, and Waynesboro VA.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his younger brother, Thomas Keith Manning. Survivors include his siblings, Bill Manning (Mary), Fran Fry (Jim), Eddie Manning (Linda), Barry Davis (Joyce), Dean Manning (Jennifer), Vickie Billups, Cynthia Bailey, and Sheri Neil (Ricky).

He left behind his wife, Beth Manning and his children, Meredith Manning Sherman (Wayne), Eric Keith Manning, R. Justin Hawthorne (Krystal), Rachel E. Hawthorne (Steven) and Emily Manning Polombo (Tony), as well as a special “adopted” family member, Mark Latino, 12 grandchildren- Alicia, Savannah, Amelia, Hunter, Ryder, Lorelei, Aspen, Olivia, Alloura, Aiden, Elijah and Hadley and a host of nieces and nephews.

Ron will be remembered as being a devoted father who took his kids camping, coached soccer. He
opened his home to all his children’s friends. He made memories with the creation of snow tunnels, sledding, pony rides, and pinewood derbies. He loved working in the yard, gardening, building things and fishing. Once he became a grandfather, he enjoyed all time spent with his grandkids even as his disease progressed these times brought a special smile to his face.

A gathering of family and friends will take place at a later date.

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  1. Melanie Mcclaskie says:
    30 Apr 2021
    While I only met Ron a few times, I have known Beth for many years. I know they shared a special love and Beth you are always in my thoughts and prayers. I know these last years have been challenging but you faced it all with courage and love.

  2. Willis Boshelll lit a candle:
    21 Apr 2021
    Lit since April 21, 2021 at 4:14:28 PM

  3. Mark Latino posted an image:
    21 Apr 2021
    Ron and Emily
    Ron and Emily

  4. Mark Anthony says:
    21 Apr 2021
    Love you Ron you were a second father to me when I really needed it thank you for sticking by me I wouldn't be the man I'm today with out the love and support you gave me always Love you I will miss you

  5. Nim Winters says:
    20 Apr 2021
    As I held my three-month-old son in 1983, Ron and his pregnant wife moved in next door. That was the beginning of our 38-year friendship. Ron was always willing to help do things as my disable husband could not. As the years past, Ron with his two girls and me with my youngest son spent lots of time eating at McDonalds before playing in the park enjoying Ronald’s “homemade” French fries and just having fun. We spent many evenings sitting on my front porch drinking cheap beer and talking before Ron moved after his divorce.

    I introduced Ron to Beth and after attending a fun wine festival, sparks flew and a strong, happy love began. Beth and her two kids and Ron and his two kids moved to Waynesboro, where the families married each other . The Manning home was always open for the kids’ friends, and food and fun reigned. Then, four kids became five as Eric joined the gang! It was always a wild time.

    Ron loved his veggie garden, loved building onto their house and doing stuff with his family. Ron was truly one in a million, the most wonderful friend ever. I loved him for his kindness, his willingness, and his silliness and for his big heart. Ron is his old self once again in Heaven, and we all shall meet up again

  6. Beth Manning lit a candle:
    19 Apr 2021
    Lit since April 19, 2021 at 4:24:54 PM

  7. Dolinda SherriNeal lit a candle:
    18 Apr 2021
    Lit since April 18, 2021 at 4:44:48 PM

  8. Chris Gregory posted an image:
    17 Apr 2021
    These were some of the best times in life. Ron you will be missed by the many lives you've touched.
    These were some of the best times in life. Ron you will be missed by the many lives you've touched.

  9. Krystal Hawthorne posted an image:
    17 Apr 2021
    I remember this day well  was a good day ! Here is Ron with 2 of his grandchildren. He loved all of them dearly
    I remember this day well was a good day ! Here is Ron with 2 of his grandchildren. He loved all of them dearly

  10. Krystal Hawthorne says:
    17 Apr 2021
    Rest easy Ron . Your battle and suffering are now over. Your smile and awesome since of humor will be missed . My heart goes out to Beth ,his children and grandchildren. He was very loved and will be missed by many !

  11. Frances Davidson says:
    16 Apr 2021
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  12. Joan Jones says:
    16 Apr 2021
    Ron was a kind and generous man. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Having known him for many years, I can say this with great certainty. I will remember his smile, even through his battle with Alzheimer’s you could always be sure he would be smiling when he saw you. Be at peace Ron. You are missed.

  13. Dianna Clark says:
    16 Apr 2021
    Ron I met you later in life . But I love their trip with Beth, you and Allen. We had so much fun in Lydia Mountains. I will think of you every time I go there. And we did the train ride was a blast. I enjoy just sitting around the house talking with you and Allen.
    You have a smile to lit up the world we will be in the arms of the angels now God has called you home.
    I’m sure

  14. Austin R Martin says:
    16 Apr 2021
    A good man who left a lasting impression on any and everyone he met.

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