OBITUARY

Paul "Pod" Anthony Manuel

June 17, 1925June 16, 2013
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Paul “Pod” Anthony Manuel, 87, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013, at a care center with his family by his side. Most people knew Paul as "Pod". He lived in Lake Charles since 1947. Pod was a Purple Heart recipient during WWII. As a veteran of the Navy he served on the USS Sangamon, which did tours in the South Pacific and the Pacific. He was considered by his family and friends to be a lively man who was a prankster, who always showed his family what it meant to be a "family man". Paul was a member of St. Margaret Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Clara Manuel of Lake Charles; four sons, Harold Manuel and wife Betty, John Manuel and wife Ruth, Marlin Manuel, and Russ Manuel and wife Lori all of Lake Charles; two daughters, Melissa Mickey and husband Steve and Annette Oneillion and husband John also all of Lake Charles; one brother, J. L. Manuel and wife Ruth of Lake Charles; twelve, grandchildren; and eight, great-grandchildren. Paul is preceded in death by his first wife, Meldress Fruge Manuel; a daughter, Floretta "Flo" Manuel Harrington; three brothers and two sisters A celebration of his life will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in the chapel of Hixson Funeral Home in Lake Charles. Rev. Scott Conner will officiate. Burial will be at Consolata Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2013 with a Rosary at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation will resume 8:00 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Words of comfort and memories for the family may be shared at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com

Services

  • Visitation Monday, June 17, 2013
  • Rosary Monday, June 17, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 18, 2013
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Paul "Pod" Anthony Manuel

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Randall Gunn

June 18, 2013

See you in Heaven Nonk. We will miss you, especially squirrel season. Love you, Randall

Martin & Kay (Karen) Smith

June 17, 2013

John & Ruth and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. May our precious Heavenly Father God hold you in His everlasting arms. Praying for His peace and comfort to surround you now and in the days to come.

Rosanna Martin

June 17, 2013

My family remembers him as PawPaw Anthony. He was always so loving, kind, hard-working and generous....especially with his food! He kept very active mentally and physically with his hunting, fishing, gardening and, of course, his incredible cooking. His stories were so intriguing and always made us laugh. Thank you, PawPaw Anthony for blessing us with your life. May Jesus hold you tight in His arms. Love always, The Martin Family - Rosanna, Terry, Alexis, Hunter, Collin and Brooke

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