Funeral services for Clarence B. "Bob" Manning will be held Friday, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. at Evans-Miller Exeter Chapel, Exeter. A visitation will be held tomorrow from 5-7 p.m. at Evans-Miller Exeter Chapel. He passed away Feb. 1 at the age of 69.
Bob Manning was born the son of Charles and Florence Manning in Picher, Okla. on August 25, 1934. Bob was raised and educated in Arizona. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1956. He married the former Normagene Case of Exeter in the Exeter Baptist Church on July 23, 1955. He was a police sergeant in Livingston, Calif., and owner of a police and fireman uniform store in Merced, Calif., for 17 years. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Masonic Lodge in Livingston. Bob's hobbies were bowling, motorcycles, guns, dune buggies and camping in his motor home. He was preceded in death by his parents and two younger brothers, Ray and Ralph Manning.
Bob is survived by his loving wife of 48 1/2 years, Normagene (Case) Manning of Exeter; sister, Bertha Williams; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Gerald and Linda McGill of Exeter, Bill and Caren Case of Clovis, John Patterson of Fresno, and Eugene Case of Arkansas; cousins, Wayne and Lavon Robinson of Oregon. He will be missed by his nephews and nieces, Jo Kern, Ron Patterson, Billy Case, Richard Case, Bruce Case, Teresa Case, Michael McGill, Matthew McGill and great-niece, Mi Kayla McGill.
Arrangements were under the direction of Evans-Miller Exeter Chapel.