l Manning, a faithful servant of God, died peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, with his loving family at his side.|
Service: 11 a.m Monday, Birchman Baptist Church, Dr. Robert Pearle officiating. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Interment: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, DFW National Cemetery.
Memorials: Birchman Baptist Church Building Fund.
Delma Loice Manning was born on July 13, 1933, in Thornton, Ark., to C.O. and Mamie Bowen Manning. He earned a B.A. from Henderson State Teachers College in Arkansas and entered the U.S. Navy in 1956.
While in Camden, Ark., he met his beautiful wife, Ruth Ann Holmes. They married in Riverside, Calif., in 1957.
They moved to Oceanside, Calif., in 1960 where they raised their children. While there Del worked for Hughes Aircraft and later with Fallbrook Hospital where he retired in 1993 as the plant operations manager.
Del and Ruth quickly joined their children and grandchildren in North Texas and became active members of Birchman Baptist Church. A faithful servant, Del was a deacon, usher, and most happily served on the Mission Residence Committee. Also, as a member of The Livewires he enjoyed travels throughout the U.S. and abroad. His children and grandchildren remember him as their biggest supporter throughout life; especially at ballgames and special events…he was their miracle man who could fix anything.
Survivors: His loving wife of 56 years, Ruth; children, Teresa Ashwander, David Manning and his wife, Caroleen; grandchildren, Jacob Ashwander Sr. and Amy Ashwander and their father, David Ashwander; Jonathon Manning and his wife, Emily, Travis Manning, Kara Manning, and Melissa Manning; great-grandson, Jacob Daniel Ashwander Jr.
Published in Star-Telegram on Nov. 2, 2013