James Thomas Manning, 76, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2023, in his home, surrounded by his family. He was born July 1, 1946, to the late Lee Roy and Della Manning. James was a Vietnam War veteran, purple heart recipient and a Kentucky Colonel. He was also a retiree of Ford Motor Company and Stealth Steel in Louisville, Kentucky. He was a farmer, an avid U.K. basketball fan, a black belt in Tae Kwan Do karate, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. He loved to laugh and was a practical jokester. He was an incredible and much beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by 3 sisters, Sophia Ann Reesor, Shirley Pipes, and Nancy Phillips, 3 brothers, George Manning, Frank Manning, and John (Buck) Manning, a brother in law Greg Burden and a sister in law Sherry Burden.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Linda Manning; his children, Lisa (Tom) Carby, Mark (Lori) Manning, and Sam (Daphne) Manning; his grandchildren, Morgan, Jordan, and Erin Donahue; Alyssa and Samantha Manning; Tyler, Taylor and Tori Carby; Lorrina, Angel and Shawn Spalding; and Darien Velez; his siblings Pat Elliott of Mt Washington, Jeannie Miles of Bloomfield, Berdie (Ronnie) Nichols of Fisherville, Bobby (Yvonne) Manning of Port St Joe’s Florida, and Mary(Mike) Adams of Louisville, sister in laws Tammy Burden and Debbie (Mark) Ziemann both of Lagrange, father in law Chesley Burden of Lagrange, and an abundance of nieces and nephews.
The visitation will be Tuesday, May 9, 2023 from 3-8 pm at Barlow Funeral Home in Bardstown, Kentucky with a prayer service at 7 pm,officiated by Brother Bart Price. The funeral mass will be 11 am on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Springfield, Kentucky. Father Kevin McGrath will be the celebrant. A graveside memorial with military honors will follow at a later date at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville, Kentucky.
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