John Edward "Jack" Manning

January 7, 1933March 6, 2013
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John Edward ”Jack” Manning died Thursday at Hospice of Wake County after a courageous battle with cancer.

A memorial service will be held Friday at Mitchell Funeral Home at 7209 Glenwood Ave. Friday at 7pm.

Born on January 7, 1933 in Cleveland, Ohio, he moved to Raleigh in 1974. A 1959 graduate of Florida State University, Jack served in the Air Force as a radioman during the Korean War.

He is survived by his brother Dennis of Cleveland, Ohio; daughter Sharon (Mike) Sciarappa of Atlanta, GA; sons Mike (Becky)and Kevin (Leslie) of Raleigh; and six grandchildren--Travis, Cameron, Hannah, Vince, Ashley and Ryan.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Wake County.

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John Edward "Jack" Manning

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Jenny Stovall

March 28, 2013

I was so sorry to hear the news of Jack's passing. He was such a beautiful and genuine person. I waited tables at the Bull & Bear for 10 years and Jack was one of my favorite patrons. He could make me laugh like no one else could and when HE laughed, it was just infectious. Jack was quick with a hug, a compliment, or a sarcastic response...but only in fun. I haven't seen Jack in years but several months ago we were sitting beside each other at a stoplight and we blew a kiss to each other and waved.

I sincerely apologize that I couldn't attend his service. I really wanted to be there but couldn't. You were very lucky to have such a wonderful man in your life. Thank you for sharing him with the rest of us.

May God watch over you and comfort you in your time of grief.

Jackie Andrason

March 11, 2013

I would like to express my condolences to your family. I knew him from the Bull and the Bear. Jack was such a kind and funny man, who reminded me very much of my own father, who passed away from cancer in December. It saddens me that I found out too late to pay my respects, but please know that Jack and his family were in our prayers. I will remember him fondly.

Tom and Patti Kolena

March 10, 2013

Sharon and Mike,
We would like to express our condolences on the loss of Jack. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

Jerry Stigall

March 9, 2013

I met Jack quite a few years ago at the OTB parlor in Alberta.He was a gentleman of the sport,and we need more folks around like him,as he brightened my day each time he would visit.
Peace and Love to all of his family.

Kim Sullivan

March 9, 2013

Kim, Dary and Jasmin enjoyed having Jack as a neighbor for several years at North Bend as well as getting together for Tuesday Night Trivia at The Bull & The Bear. Your kind and humorous demeanor will be missed.

John & Shirley Elliff

March 9, 2013

Jack was Travis and Cameron's Grandpa Jack and we are their other Grandparents. We are so lucky that Jack came into our lives and we were allowed the priviledge of being with him at family gatherings. He was a great guy and we would have enjoyed being with him more but the miles kept us from doing that. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this time.

March 8, 2013

L.G. Deyton

Vince Ruma

March 8, 2013

Sharon, Mike & family. Mary Lou and I wanted to share our condolences. We were sorry to learn of your fathers passing and will be thinking of you.
Vince & Mary Lou Ruma

Thomas Stutts

March 8, 2013

Jack will be a constant positive influence on me as time goes on. When first meeting Jack in 2000 , he shared ways with me to cope with the loss of a family member. I will be forever grateful for that and the many years of insight,humor,and shared love of the sport of horseracing and many other of his varied interests. He shared his pride of and love of his children and grandchildren always. His patriotic actions and ideas are the fiber of America's strength. I admire his kindness and substantial effort to share with others. God bless all of the family and everyone grieving his loss.

Lee & Sharla Sandlin

March 8, 2013

The world lost a great person and we lost a dear friend. Jack touched the lives of us all and will be dearly missed.