OBITUARY

Bennie Don Manley

May 5, 1933October 24, 2018
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Don Manley Services for Major Bennie Don Manley, USAF Ret’d., 85, of Lufkin, will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Gipson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Hedges officiating. Interment will follow in Fielders Cemetery. Major Manley was born May 5, 1933 in Lufkin to parents, Bennie McKinley and Madge (Mann) Manley. He passed away on October 24, 2018 in Duncan, Oklahoma. Don graduated from Lufkin High School in 1951 and from Stephen F. Austin University in 1957. Major Manley proudly served his country in both the US Air Force and US Army. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Maxine Manley of Lufkin; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Gene Barker of Sugar Land and Pamela and Todd Dean of Comanche, OK; son and daughter-in-law, David and Angie Manley of Manassas, VA; grandchildren, Jeremy and Heather Barker, Joshua and Jessica Barker, Re’Anne and Jerry Bogle, Matthew Dean, Rebekah and Dane Smith, Rachel Manley, Mark Manley, John Manley, Michael Manley, Mary Manley, and Bridget Manley; 10 great-grandchildren: Luke Barker, Kinlee Bogle, Rayelyn Smith, Brycen Dean, Sophia Manley, Eli Barker, Canyon Bogle, Cayden Smith, Joshua Barker, and Stryker Smith; nephew, Jason Manley; and niece, Cindy Corn; along with numerous other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Major Manley is preceded in death by his son, Jon Frederick Manley; great-granddaughter, Noa Marie Barker and a unnamed great-grandchild born to Re’ and Jerry Bogle; and brother and sister-in-law, Curtis and Alice Manley. Major Manley’s grandsons will be serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers include his great-grandsons and grandsons-in-law. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home.

  • FAMILY

  • Maxine Manley, Wife
  • Donna and Gene Barker, Daughter and son-in-law
  • Pamela and Todd Dean, Daughter and son-in-law
  • David and Angie Manley, Son and daughter-in-law
  • Jeremy and Heather Barker, Grandchildren
  • Joshua and Jessica Barker, Grandchildren
  • Re’Anne and Jerry Bogle, Grandchildren
  • Matthew Dean, Rebekah and Dane Smith, Grandchildren
  • Rachel Manley and Mark Manley, Grandchildren
  • John Manley and Michael Manley, Grandchildren
  • Mary Manley and Bridget Manley, Grandchildren
  • Luke Barker and Kinlee Bogle, Great-grandchildren
  • Rayelyn Smith and Brycen Dean, Grandchildren
  • Sophia Manley and Eli Barker, Grandchildren
  • Canyon Bogle and Cayden Smith, Grandchildren
  • Joshua Barker and Stryker Smith, Grandchildren
  • Jason Manley, Nephew
  • Cindy Corn, Niece
  • He is also survived by a numerous of other relatives and friends.

    In addition to his parents, Major Manley is preceded in death by his son, Jon Frederick Manley; great-granddaughter, Noa Marie Barker (child of Re’ and Jerry Bogle); and brother and sister-in-law, Curtis and Alice Manley.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jeremy Barker, Active Pallbearer
  • Joshua Barker, Active Pallbearer
  • Matthew Dean , Active Pallbearer
  • Mark Manley , Active Pallbearer
  • John Manley , Active Pallbearer
  • Michael Manley , Active Pallbearer
  • Jerry Bogle, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dane Smith, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Luke Barker, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Brycen Dean , Honorary Pallbearer
  • Eli Baker, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Canyon Bogle, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Joshua Barker, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Stryker Smith , Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 3, 2018
REMEMBERING

Bennie Don Manley

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