Long time Alaska resident, Dr. James Rudolph Manning, age 83, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Born in Nash County on October 5, 1933, he was the son of the late William Edwin Manning and Mae Taylor Manning. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Elaine S. Manning.
James is survived by his daughter, Loretta Manning Sherrick and husband, Joseph, of Rocky Mount; son, James Rudolph Manning II and wife, Renee, of Silverdale, WA; 2 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Bailey United Methodist Church, with Pastor Michael Coppock officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bailey United Methodist Church Youth Ministry, 12437 Green Street, Bailey, NC 27807.
Arrangements by Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Rocky Mount.