- [S78] Atchley Funeral Home Records, Volume I, 1930-1954, Larry D. Fox, (Smoky Mountain Historical Society), 79, 9 Dec 1985.
Johnie Elijah Manning obituary
- [S23] Atchley Funeral Home, (http://www.atchleyfuneralhome.com/), 21 Mar 2009.
April 27, 1931 - March 21, 2009
Birthplace: Sevier County, Tennessee
Resided In: Sevierville Tennessee USA
Visitation: March 24, 2009
Service: March 24, 2009
Cemetery: Pigeon Forge Baptist Cemetery
Sam Manning, age 77 of Pittman Center, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2009 at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital in Knoxville. He was born April 27, 1931 in the Greenbriar Community of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He served his country in the Navy during the Korean War, retired twice, first as Captain of the Prison Guards for the Florida Department of Corrections at Hendry Correctional Institute. Then he returned to Tennessee and took the job of Police Chief for the town of Pittman Center. Also later serving as an alderman for the town. The job he loved most was gardening with his wife.
He was a member of Hills Creek Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents Johnnie Elijah and Birgie Whaley Manning; brothers Ernest and Lee Roy Manning; sister-in-law Mae Dodgen Manning; father and mother-in-law R.L. and Lorene Neel; brothers-in-law Ernest Neel, Othel Neel and Hinton Neel; sister-in-law Eva Marie Tyus
His loving wife: Esther Neel Manning
Son and daughter-in-law: Samuel and Karen Manning
Daughters and son-in-laws: Dana and David Jones, Stephanie Ownby
Grandchildren: Joshua and Jada Jones, Shauna and Sara Eakins, Makenzie Manning, Samuel Brandon Manning, Luke Stone
Great-granddaughter: Abigail Jones
Brothers and sisters-in-law: Lawrence and Nina Manning, Jim and Joan Manning, Becky Manning
Sister and brother-in-law: Mary and John Eakins
Several nieces and nephews
Special thanks to Jim and Bytha Neel for their love and support during this time of need
Funeral service 7:30 PM Tuesday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Lowell Wilson, Rev. Melvin Carr and Rev. Samuel Manning officiating. Interment 10 AM Wednesday in Pigeon Forge Baptist Cemetery with military honors provided by American Legion Post 104. The family will receive friends 5-7:30 PM Tuesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. (www.atchleyfuneralhome.com)