Obituary of Evan Earl Manning, Jr.
Funeral services for Earl Evan Manning, Jr., age 90, of Roanoke will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at 1:00 PM at Quattlebaum Funeral Chapel with Bro. Robert “BoBo” Gilpin, Bro. Terry Henley, and Bro. Eddie Bowab officiating. Burial will follow at Cedarwood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Thursday before services begin.
Mr. Manning passed away Monday, March 14, 2022, at Arbor Springs Health & Rehab Center in Opelika, Alabama.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Powell Manning of Roanoke; two sons, Evan Manning (wife, Angela) of Roanoke, AL, and Cary Manning (wife, Colleen) of Navarre, FL; nine grandchildren, Sonny Maynor, Meg Shelnutt, Jordan Maynor, Matt Manning, Jon Manning, Eric Manning, Caro Manning, Manda Manning, and Leah Manning; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Sonny Maynor, Jordan Maynor, Matt Manning, Jon Manning, Eric Manning, and Caro Manning.
An Aliceville, Alabama native, Mr. Manning was born on March 6, 1932, the son of Earl Evan Manning, Sr., and Ernestine Neal Manning. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Roanoke where he served as a deacon and a United States Army veteran of the Korean conflict and also was owner/operator of WELR Radio Station and Better Vision Cable TV. Mr. Manning was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Mary Melinda Maynor; son-in-law, Don Arlen Maynor, III; and two sisters, Belle Bachlor and Betty Bowab.
Memorials may be floral or donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Roanoke at 827 Main Street, Roanoke, AL 36274.