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Johnson Funeral Home

218 Highway 106 West, Georgiana, AL

OBITUARY

Harold "Chubby" Manning

June 17, 1942June 14, 2020
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Graveside service for Harold "Chubby" Manning, 77, of Georgiana will be held at 10am on Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 with Clayton Tuggle and Larry Gaston officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8pm Tuesday night at Johnson Funeral Home.

He is survived by his twin brother, Harry Manning (Becky); nieces, Suanne Manning Lewis (Earnie), Rebecca Manning Butts (Jason), Ginger Manning Rodgers (Clem), Tyler Manning McGowin (Peter), Janet Manning Williams (Randy), Gail Manning, Debra Guinn, Joan Doucet (Harry) and Nora Canterbury; nephews Johnny Manning (Prissy Reid Manning), Donnie Manning, Paul Manning, Ben McAlister, and Bo McAlister (Britney Kyle); sister-in-laws Carole Bishop Manning and Hope Pynes (Clayton; 11 great nieces; 9 great nephews; and caretaker Judy "Buddy" Bozeman Manning.

He is preceded in death by his father, Ernest Manning; mother Estelle Steward Manning; brothers Donald Manning, Conrad Manning and his wife Dorothy Webb Manning; infant sister Rebecca Susan; nephew Ben Manning and Mark Manning; his father-in-law Floyd "Bud" Bozeman; mother-in-law, Eunice Davis Bozeman; sister-in-law Nell Bozeman Canterbury; and brother-in-law Winford Canterbury.

Chubby was a huge Alabama football fan, excellent photographer, athlete, and instrumental in establishing the first street dance which later led to the annual Hank Williams Festival. He was a tobacco farmer, exceptional gardener, and sold produce. Known far and wide for his boiled peanuts, cooking skills, fried turkeys, chicken and dumplings, banana pudding, and pound cakes. He had an enormous sense of humor and big smile. The love of his life was his poodle, Joy.

Pallbearers will be John C. Manning, Donnie Manning, Paul Manning, Ben McAlister, Benny Joyner, and Troy Smith. Honorary will be Norman Brooks, Harry Doucet, Bo McAlister, Gwin Burkett, Clayton Pynes, Larry Page, James Jernigan, Tyler Joyner, Reagan Joyner, Bailey Duncan, Tripp Richardson, Nate Richardson, Jason Butts, Earnie Lewis, Peter McGowin, Clem Rodgers, and Charles Shepherd.

The family would like to extend a special thank-you Comfort Care hospice for their exceptional care of Chubby and all the others who visited and cared for him.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 16, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Memories

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Donnie Piggott

June 16, 2020

What can you say that hasn’t already been said about Chubby. From He and Harry coaching me in little league to Sunday lunch’s at Mr. Bud and Big Mamas to sitting around watchin TV eating chips and drinking cokes. He was a good friend and most of all a Good Man . Prayers for the family , GODSPEED CHUB ❤️🙏

Rev. Gayle Woodard

June 16, 2020

I only met Chubby one time and it was not a time when he was feeling well. I have not Ministered in Georgiana very long but I have heard many wonderful things about him Buddy & I became friends several years ago at, unfortunately, a funeral. She has always been very special to me. Chubby was truly blessed to have her as his care taker. As Minister to Charles & Suzy Shepherd I have heard of many happy memories they have had over the years with Chubby. I am sure he will be greatly missed by family & friends. My thoughts & Prayers are with each of you.

Joan Doucet

June 16, 2020

I can remember Chubby even from the earliest days of my childhood. He certainly was a great influence in my life as I am sure he was for many people. He was always so much fun and had the greatest smile. I will never forget my rides in the midnight blue convertible and the boat rides at Gant. I loved his calls to me when Alabama would beat LSU. He got a kick out of that. He was a fabulous skier, farmer, cook, Alabama fan, comedian, friend, and uncle. Chubby touched so many lives and he has left his own special mark on all of our hearts. I will miss you, Chubby!

Suzy Shepherd

June 16, 2020

Chubby & I became friends when he started dating my best friend Buddy Manning (since Grade school) Buddy & I went to Georgiana High in the 9th grade where she met Chubby. Sometimes he would get us mixed up because we wore our hair alike. He would pass by our locker & tap me on the back thinking I was her. Boy, did both of our faces turn red when he realized I was not Buddy. After marriage, they always came to our house on Christmas Eve. Chubby always ended up putting the kids bikes & other toys together. Melinda & Chuck loved them like family & looked forward to spending time with them. We spent many years going to the beach, football games & doing other fun things together. He was so lucky to have Buddy take care of him during his illness. He will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy to all the family. Suzy Shepherd

Charles Shepherd

June 16, 2020

My children( Chuck & Melinda) gew up with Chubby & Buddy and was so much a part of their lives--Chubby and I tried to put "Santa Clause" together--sometimes not so well--good memories--a fine person---so glad our paths crossed--Rest Well till we meet again---Charles Shepherd

Annette Bohannon

June 15, 2020

I met Chubby only 9 years ago, but liked him immediately. He was very kind to me and always made sure I had home cooked food when I visited. I will miss those awesome peas! Thank you, Chubby, for making me feel welcome to your neck of the woods. Godspeed.

Missy Reeves

June 15, 2020

I had known Chubby for over 20 years, but over the last 14 years I got to know him even better. He always had a smile, a joke or a story to tell. I had the pleasure of enjoying many meals he had prepared and they never disappointed! We spent a lot of time either on the phone or in person talking about Alabama football, NASCAR, and Lord only knows what else. I will miss all of these things and I will forever miss my good friend Chubby! I love you, Chubby! Rest easy!

clayton pynes

June 15, 2020

I met Chubby when Hope and I moved back down here to her home place.I liked him right off the bat because we shared the same ideas about the way of the world!! I could talk to Chubby about any thing and every thing!! I am truly going to miss my FRIEND CHUBBY MANNING I will miss you always!!!!!!!!!!!!Friends Are Hard To Come By And Harder To LOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Andrew Smith

June 15, 2020

I can remember working with chubby in the produce stand. One of the best summers of my life. I don't know how we didn't die from all the peanuts and spam sandwiches we ate. Chubby was always a great friend and was like family to me. I will surely miss him. We always talked about football and I would always tell him war eagle before I left. That would always make him laugh and smile. God bless chubby and his family. Rest in peace old friend

Troy Magnuson

June 15, 2020

I remember when I was young and we were at Uncle Bud's and we got some fire crackers but no punk to light them. Chubby gave us a lit cigarette to lite them with. Of course we had to take a puff of it to keep it burning. You know how kids are. People's heads would explode if we did that nowadays!!! Chubby was a great guy! And he'll truly be missed!!! I wish we would have lived down there in Alabama closer to him, where we could have spent more time with him!!! Rest easy Chubby. I love you!!!

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