Oliver W. Manspeaker

Born July 30, 1930

Oliver William Manspeaker, 80, of Lynchburg, passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at Lynchburg General Hospital. For fifty years, he was the husband of Jeanne Starling Manspeaker. Born July 30, 1930 in Homestead, PA, he was the son of the late Kenneth Walter and Margaret Cashman Manspeaker. He retired from the U.S. Navy with the rank of Chief Quarter Master, after serving for 22 years. He served in both the Korean and Vietnam wars and received the Korean War Medal by the Korean government and the Combat Ribbon. He was a retired warehouse manager for the Lynchburg Pepsi Cola plant and a former employee of the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. Mr. Manspeaker is survived by two daughters, Andrea M. Escalera and husband, Doug of Lynchburg and Elizabeth Manspeaker of Talmo, GA; two sons, Kenneth Manspeaker and wife, Tricia of Richmond and Steven Manspeaker of Lynchburg; grandchildren, Shannon Moctezuma, Lindsay Johnson, Catherine Manspeaker, Brent Manspeaker, Anna Escalera, and Olivia Escalera. A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 24, 2011 at Whitten Timberlake Chapel with the Rev. Msgr. J. Kenneth Rush officiating. Interment with military honors by American Legion Post 16 will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, January 23, 2011 at the funeral home. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the American Cancer Society, 2316 Atherholt Road, Suite 108, Lynchburg, VA, 24501-2197. To send a condolence to the family, please visit Whitten Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Timberlake Chapel is serving the family.


  • Visitation Sunday, January 23, 2011
  • Military Honors Monday, January 24, 2011
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 24, 2011

Oliver W. Manspeaker

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January 23, 2011

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that I will keep you in my prayers.
Rene Payne ( we worked at BK together)

January 22, 2011

Jeanne, I am sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.
Diane Nickerson Bus #36

Mr & Mrs Michael Foster

January 21, 2011

Dear Elizabeth. Sorry to hear of your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Anne Wood

January 21, 2011

Jeanne, Oliver will be sadly missed by his Pepsi Family. We all looked forward to his weekly visits and will miss his smiling face. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this trying time.

January 21, 2011

Dear Andrea and Jeanne,. Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father and husband. The Escalera and Burgener families.

Debra Garrett

January 20, 2011

Andrea and Family, Sorry to hear about your dad. I know he will be greatly missed. If you need anything Kim, Tabitha, and I are here for you. Just let us know if you need anything.

January 20, 2011

Dear Jeanne,
We are sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.
Jason Ferguson & your friends at LCS Transportation.

January 20, 2011

Dear family members: Our thoughts & prayers are with each of you at this time . Oliver was a friend and he will be greatly missed. Louis & Sue Bean