Reverend Harold Manning

August 17, 1927 - July 8, 2017
Reverend Harold Manning

Reverend Harold Manning 89, formerly of Wilmington passed away Saturday July 8, 2017 at The Villages Florida where he has made his home for the past 3 years.

Harold was born in Fulton County, PA on August 17, 1927 the son of the late Elwood and Estella Holt Manning. He was preceded in death by his wife E. Regina (Jean) McCusker Manning in 2007.

Harold graduated from Hampton-Sidney College in 1967 and Union Seminary in Richmond, and before his calling to ministry he was the owner and operator of a plumbing & heating business with Johnson Control in Hagerstown, MD.

After his calling into the ministry in 1968 he was lead to Presbyterian churches in Winchester, Va., Richmond, VA., Castle Hayne, NC.,  Chase City, Va., and Wylliesburg, VA.,. Harold and his wife Jean retired to Wilmington in 1994 and at the time was lead to Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, where he pastored until 2014.

Surviving are a son Todd Manning and wife Kara of Fort Lauderdale, FL., daughter Rebecca M. Gibson and husband Maxie of The Villages, FL., sister Effie M. Ward of Hancock, MD. Two grandsons Michael and Brian Gibson and three great-children Grace, Ella and Rory Gibson.

Graveside funeral service will be conducted 11:00 AM Wednesday July 12, 2017 at Greenlawn Memorial Park with Reverend Robert C. Bankhead officiating the service.

The family will see friends from 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM Tuesday evening at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

The family would like memorials be directed to Oak Grove Presbyterian Church 3736 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412.

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Wilmington  Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403   910-791-9099.


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  • July 08, 2017
    Ray and Barbara Mull says:
    Dear Todd, Becky and Family. We are sorry to hear about your father's passing. We know this is a very sad and difficult time for all of you. You have our deepest sympathy. Love in Christ, Ray and Barbara Mull

  • July 08, 2017
    Godfrey Williams says:
    To Todd, Kara and all your precious family members, our prayer is that God will bless and carry you through this difficult time. I didn't know this gentleman personally but those of us who follow Christ are brothers and sisters in Him. You have my deepest sympathies and prayers!

  • July 09, 2017
    Delores Manning says:
    A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Please accept my condolences, he will not be forgotten.

  • July 09, 2017
    Earl and Shirley Croom says:
    So sad but know he is resting high on the mountain now. So many good memories. May grant all of the family peace during this time of grief.

  • July 10, 2017
    Cara Greening says:
    Todd and Kara, Sending our deepest condolences on the passing of your father. Cara and Chesley Greening