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Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home

3321 Glynn Ave, Brunswick, GA

OBITUARY

Leslie Ray Manzer

December 12, 1936October 6, 2019
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Leslie Ray Manzer (Les), 82, of St. Simons Island, GA, passed away peacefully at Magnolia Manor, Sunday, October 6, 2019. Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 11AM at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, Brunswick, GA. Internment will precede the memorial in Oglethorpe Cemetery in St. Simons Island at 9AM. Born December 12, 1936 in Kansas City, KS to the late Mabel Manzer and Clarence Manzer, he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. The Manzers moved to Decatur, GA where Les and his brother Joel spent their childhood gaining many lifelong friendships. Les graduated from Decatur High School and later graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management. Les was married to Mary Blake Manzer until her death in 1987. Les later married his teenage sweetheart Judith Hall who was an artist on St Simons Island. They both enjoyed their retirement years traveling and spending time with their friends and grandchildren until Judith’s death in 2014. Les spent a long career with Chevrolet, eventually buying a Chevrolet and Oldsmobile dealership in Forsyth, GA. He later sold the dealership and changed careers, working with Anderson Chemical Company until 1997. Les enjoyed a full life with friends and family. He enjoyed playing golf and tennis, trout fishing in the North Georgia Mountains, and later the good Island Life on St Simons Island. Survivors include his brother Joel, three children Mike (wife Debbie), David, Barbara Farrell (husband Ben). He was adored by his three grandchildren Blake, Connor and Lesley, and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends after the Memorial Service at 2PM at 2024 Bruce Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ga Tech Golden Isles Scholarship Fund, in memory of Les Manzer. https://www.gtalumni.org/s/1481/alumni/17/interior-wide.aspx?sid=1481&gid=21&pgid=954&cid=3118 Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.edomillerandsons.com

  • FAMILY

  • Clarence Manzer, Father (deceased)
  • Mabel Manzer, Mother (deceased)
  • Mary Blake Manzer, Wife (deceased)
  • Judith Hall Manzer, Wife (deceased)
  • Joel Manzer, Brother
  • Mike (Debbie) Manzer, Son
  • David Manzer, Son
  • Barbara (Ben) Farrell, Daughter
  • He was adored by his three grandchildren, Blake, Conner and Lesley as well as several nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 12, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Reception Saturday, October 12, 2019

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BARBARA FARRELL

October 10, 2019

The "fur children" that were a weekly topic of anecdotes have been exceptionally loving this week.

Deborah Destefani

October 9, 2019

Loved our long conversations on the telephone through the years. He will be missed. Love you all.

Debbie

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