Michael Edward Manchester
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Michael Edward Manchester, 51, died Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Greenville Memorial Hospital following a long illness and a brave battle with diabetes.
A native of San Francisco, California, he was a much-loved son of Richard and Sheila Manchester; loving father of Danielle Manchester of Greenville, and dear brother of Susan, Keith, Douglas, Craig and Bruce Manchester.
A political science graduate of San Francisco State University, he attended law school for one year and then Officers Candidate School at Ft. Benning, Georgia, where he earned his commission in the Regular Army Infantry. He was an Airborne and Ranger School graduate and saw duty in various locations, including Korea and Central America. Michael later moved to Greenville, SC to be near his parents, married, and worked first as an insurance broker and then a teacher of history and social science.
Michael will be greatly missed by his family and friends, who will gather together to celebrate his life and memory later this year. He will be cremated and his cremated remains will be scattered in the S.C. mountains, which he loved and where he lived for many years.
The family wishes to express their appreciation for the compassion and excellent nursing care he received in the ICU and CCU-Heart Institute of Greenville Memorial Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
, 701 Grove Road, 3rd floor, Greenville, SC 29605.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home - Downtown Chapel
639 North Main Street Greenville, SC 29601
Published in The Greenville News on Nov. 30, 2013