Ersel Adam Manning, Sr.

November 02, 1929 - August 23, 2013

Ersel Adam Manning, Sr, 83, of Copper Hill, went peacefully home to be with his Lord on Friday, August 23, 2013. He worked for the Virginia Department of Transportation for over 40 years serving as a Superintendent. Mr. Manning was a dedicated member of Copper Hill Church of the Brethren where he served as a deacon. He was a member of the Check Ruritan Club for numerous years having served as club president for many years, and he served on the Farm Bureau Board. After his retirement, he and his wife, Juanita, farmed together for several years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Mildred “Juanita” Manning and his parents, Hettie and Volly Manning. He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Ed Miller of Christiansburg, Cindy and Lee Beckner of Copper Hill, Teresa and David Ingram of Copper Hill; one son and daughter-in-law, Ersel Jr. and Sandra Manning of Floyd; Also surviving are eleven grandchildren and spouses, Lisa and Brad St. Clair, Eddie and Jessica Miller, Amie and Bobby Maxwell, Joshua Manning, Kristina and Chuck Cromer, Matthew, Jason, and Bryan Beckner, Wayne and Brandi Ingram, Kassie Ingram, and Jordan Ingram. He has been blessed by eight great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter. He is also survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Ilene and Arthur Conner and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Vester and Alma Lou Manning and Joseph and Gertie Manning. The family wishes to thank Carilion Hospice and caregivers Angela Linkous and Dulinda Bender. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, August 26, 2013 at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren with the Reverend Marty Moyer, and the Reverend Maurice Wright officiating. Interment will follow at Restvale Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. on Sunday at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Arrangements are being handled by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd. Condolences to the family may be made at

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Randy, Tammy, Megan Simpson

Copper Hill, Va
August 25, 2013

We are so sorry for your family's loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Hope you find comfort knowing he is at peace in his heavenly home. Randy, Tammy, and Megan Simpson

W. Richard and Janice Shelton

Christiansburg, VA
August 28, 2013

We were saddened to learn of Mr. Manning's passing. May God's special peace and comfort be with each family member.

Frank and Eve Rierson

Check VA
August 30, 2013

We are so sorry to hear about Ersel's passing. Our hearts go out to your family. We are praying for your healing and to be comforted. Frank's brother passed away also recently. Please get in touch with us for anything you need. Take care.