Ronald Woodrow McManus NORTH MYRTLE BEACH - Mr. Ronald Woodrow McManus, age 70, of North Myrtle Beach, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at his home. Born April 12, 1943, in Charlotte, N.C., he was a son of the late Robert Woodrow McManus and Mattie Ramona Helms McManus. Mr. McManus graduated from East Mecklenburg High School and attended Wingate College. Although he grew up in Charlotte, his family made Cherry Grove their second home in 1958. He never met a stranger. He was the owner of Food Brokers, Inc. and served on several national boards for food companies. Mr. McManus was also the co-founder and Chairman of the James W. Caudle Foundation, and he was the Director of the Dixie Chicken Fishing Funament. Active in many civic organizations in and around North Myrtle Beach, he was a former Chairman of Events for the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce. Mr. McManus was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach, where served as a Deacon and the Moderator of Deacons. He had been a member of Eastgate Masonic Lodge #692 in Charlotte. Mr. McManus was also a volunteer fireman
from the age of 12 until 1965 with the Oakhurst Fire Department in Charlotte, which his father founded. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Katharine Chenault McManus; son, Robert Woodrow McManus, of Monroe, N.C.; daughter, Margaret Lynnsie McManus, of Denver, N.C.; and four grandchildren, Ann Kendall McManus, Robert Grayson McManus, John Michael McManus, and Matthew Chenault McManus. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Kenneth McManus. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at the First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach. The Rev. Dr. John C. Brearley will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach "Building Fund", P.O. Box 1306, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578; The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202; or Coastal Education Foundation, Jim Caudle Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 261954, Conway, SC 29528. You may share your memories and condolences with the McManus family by visiting www.leefhandcrematory.com
. Lee Funeral Home & Crematory, 11840 Highway 90, Little River, SC 29566, is in charge of the arrangements.