David R. Manning Sr. 77, of West Swanzey died Sunday, February 26, 2017 in the comfort of his home after a long illness. He will be remembered especially for his broad smile, and will be greatly missed by many.
David was born to the late Donald Manning and Mildred (Guyette) Manning Horton on April 10, 1939 in Keene, N.H. he was a graduate of Thayer High School.
On August 12, 1978, he exchanged vows with Arlene (Sutton) Morrow in South Carolina in a simple service.
After residing in Winchester for many years, he moved to Pinellas Park, Florida for several years where he worked as a plumber.
Upon moving back to New Hampshire, he built a log cabin in Westport, where he resided until his passing. He was extremely proud of his home.
While in Westport, he continued working as a plumber. He also ran his own business as a backflow inspector.
David loved hunting, gardening, and most sports, especially NASCAR racing. He also loved deepsea fishing with his good friend Bob.
He bought a second home in St. Petersburg, Florida and enjoyed relaxed trips there a couple of times a year. David had many friends who he enjoyed spending time with, and a large extended family that will miss him greatly.
David was predeceased by his parents, his brother Charles, and his sister Beverly Hellested.
He is survived by his wife Arlene, and by his children: David Manning Jr. and his wife Faraday Manning of Jacksonville, Florida; Scott Manning and his wife Jo Ellen Manning of Marlow, New Hampshire; Wayne Manning and his wife Karen Manning of Bogata,Texas; Joseph Manning and his fiancee Kimberly Porter of Hillsboro, New Hampshire; Laureli Morrow and her her husband John Caron of Montpelier, Vermont; Mellissa Morrow and her partner Nick Lile of Naples, Florida; Richard Morrow and his partner Tamara of St. Petersburg, Florida; and Nicole Morrow and her partner Flowers Vincent of Westport.
He also leaves behind 20 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren that he loved dearly and was very proud of, as well as two very special people in his life, Ted Kloc and Norman Farnum.
There will be no services at this time per Davids wishes. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.