Don Ray Manning II, 55

Published 10:40 am Thursday, September 12, 2019

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Don Ray Manning II, 55, of Stanford, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford.

Born on February 9, 1964 in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany, Ray was the son of Juanell Poynter Manning of Stanford and the late Don Ray Manning. He spent 17 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and then returned to Stanford and worked as a certified electrician. He was also a member of Grace Fellowship Church. Ray loved the USA and devoted his life to Christ and country.

Survivors include his mother, Juanell Manning; one sister, Monica Manning Terry (Mike); one brother, Jimmy Manning; one special niece, Nina Owens (Hadden); two great nephews, Landen Lane and Anderson Owens; and a fiance, Jenny Sparks.

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He was preceded in death by his father, Don Ray Manning.

Funeral services were Friday, September 6, 2019 at Spurlin Funeral Home in Stanford. Burial followed in Buffalo Springs Cemetery. Full military honors were provided by American Legion Caswell Saufley Post 18.