Robert Frederick Manning
1930 - 2020
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Robert Frederick Manning

Pensacola - Robert "Bob" Frederick Manning passed away on September 5, 2020, one week after his 90th birthday. He was born in Miami, Florida, to Charles H. and Augusta Manning. Bob graduated from Miami Edison High School and attended Georgia Tech and the University of Miami. He was a veteran of the Naval Reserves and the U.S. Air Force.

On Veteran's Day in 1952, he married Roberta "Bobbe" Featherstone on the Bride and Groom television show. They had three children, and he had his own electrical contracting company. After retirement, Bob volunteered at Fairchild Tropical Gardens, and in 2003, he and his wife moved to Pensacola.

Bob is predeceased by his wife of 62 years and sisters Doris Kingsbery-Neuman and Florence Richard. He is survived by his daughter Rita (Don) Meyer; sons Dr. Dean B. (Lois) Manning and Eric Manning; and grandchildren Rebecca, Kevin, Angela (Chase), Matthew and Erika; brother Chuck Manning and sister Beryl Fehlberg.

Bob was a loving husband and father who had the patience of a saint. He enjoyed RVing and growing fruit trees. His generosity went beyond his family and friends; he saved many lives as a blood donor. He will truly be missed.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Faith Chapel North in Cantonment on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at 10:00 am. The Reverend Walt Kindergan of Christ Episcopal Church, Pensacola, will officiate. Bob's ashes will be interred at Barrancas National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida.






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Published in the Pensacola News Journal from Sep. 11 to Sep. 13, 2020.
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September 15, 2020
You were my big brother, just 6 years my senior and as kids I would "tag" you and run! (Really a slap.) :-) Then you would run after me and ALWAYS catch me! When you became a teen and got wheels, I never saw you again although we lived in the same house. Then you met Bobbe and got married on TV. I was let out of high school to go watch it somewhere ... I can't remember where. THEN, we became best friends and I looked up to you and loved your sense of humor and kindness and generosity. I miss you!!
Beryl Fehlberg
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September 14, 2020
Ever the gentleman, he will be missed. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Manning family. Connie and Steve Swiler
Connie and Steve Swiler
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September 14, 2020
Offering our sincere condolences during this time of deep sorrow. Thank you for your honorable wartime service. Godspeed. The Ward family.
September 13, 2020
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Beryl Fehlberg
September 13, 2020
You have been a good friend to me and a great brother to Beryl. I will never forget you and all the wonderful things we enjoyed I doing together.
Tom (Zeb) Zeberlein
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September 13, 2020
My prayers and thoughts are with the Manning family. With sympathy, Barbara and Louis Phipps
Barbara Phipps
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September 13, 2020
Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Manning family! May your hearts be comforted by the loving memories that you have shared~ Julie & Michael Helms
September 12, 2020
I had the honor and pleasure of meeting Robert. My sister and I occasionally cleaned his condo at South Harbor. I remember on one occasion, my wife and I were there to help him with coordinating the installation of new appliances from Lowes. My wife, Robert and I spent about 2 hours on his balcony waiting for Lowes. We had the best time talking and listing to Robert's life adventures, we could have sit and talked for ever. WHAT A WONDERFUL PERSON. RIP my friend.
Gary Mondello
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