Captain Joseph Rudolph “Rudy” Manning, USMC Retired, passed away Thursday August 2, 2012 at his home.
He was born in Chenaultt, Kentucky on June 6, 1930.
Joe served in the US Marine Corps with tours in Korea and Vietnam, retired as a Captain in 1969, and again retired from Sears in 1990. He was an avid and generous fisherman who loved taking family and friends out on his boats. He was an active and founding member of St. Mark Catholic Church.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, who is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Alice Kerr Manning, seven children, Rebecca (Ronald) Stauffer, Robert Manning, Brenda (Tony) Croom, John Manning, Rosemary (Charles) Britt, Jeffrey Manning (William Spruill), Thomas (Shawn) Manning; grandchildren, Joseph, Zackery (Lauren), Adam, Jennifer (Jonny), Amanda, Jessica (Tanner), Hannah, Kai, Fisher, and Tony, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Lily, Summer, and Slater. Brothers, Jennings, George, and Marion; and sisters, Amelia and Janie. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Letitia Manning, and brothers, Earl, David, and John.
The family will see friends from 6 to 8 pm Friday August 3, 2012 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.
Mass of Resurrection will be held 11 am Saturday, August 4, 2012 at St. Mark Catholic Church, 1011 Eastwood Rd., Wilmington. Entombment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. A reception will follow at St. Mark Parish Hall.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church Building Fund or the Lower Cape Fear Hospice.
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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099