Obituary of Larry Manis ~ 2008
Transcribed by Joseph Cook
56 year old Larry Manis, formerly of Marion, died November 11, 2008 (in Sarasota, Florida). He attempted to cross a busy intersection when his wheelchair was struck by a car, fatally wounding him. Quotes from the Sarasota Tribune says a friend Tom Schmidt stated “He was a great guy who reached out and was always read to share.”
Another friend Chris Lorince, who had known Larry for 14 years, stated “He was one of my best friends with a personality that wouldn’t quit. Always a gentle man to the women. He was a real good person.”
He is survived by his mother Nola Manis of Marion; brother Roger Manis of Union, SC; sister Gail Manis of Nebo; three sons: Mack and Cliff of Maitland, FL; Joseph of Clarkrange, TN; also Allison Halleran, his fiancée and soul mate for many years.
A memorial service will be held November 29, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Nealsville Church of God off Mud Cut Road in Glenwood. The service presented by Pastor Doug Carpenter.
The family thanks everyone for their love, prayers and gifts. May our Heavenly Father bless each of you.
The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday November 26, 2008 Volume 14 # 47