May 24, 2016


Ernest “Gene” Manning – Bedford
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May 30, 1943 – May 23, 2016
Ernest “Gene” Manning, 72, of Bedford, died at 12:10 a.m. on Monday, May 23, 2016 at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.
Born May 30, 1943, in North Carolina, he was the son of Robert and Margaret (Nixon) Manning. He married Terry Ritchison on November 7, 1999 and she survives. He was a retired truck driver and had worked for several companies. He was a member of the Bedford Moose Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Terry Manning, of Bedford; four children, Roger Manning and wife, Jody, of Oolitic, Chris Manning, of Bedford, Pam Canada and husband, Rick, of Oolitic, Kelly Knight and husband, Tim, of Lewisburg, KY; step-children, Stormy Prince and husband, Robert, of Bedford and Freddie Padgett and wife, Mary, of Loogootee, IN; nineteen grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a brother, Robert Manning and wife, Floretta, of Odon, IN; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Walter Manning and three sisters, Mildred Marshall, Lois Flynn and Bessie Manning.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday May 26 th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Chris Perry officiating. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25 th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

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