Rickie Allen Manning, 63, of Mill Road, Pembroke, departed this life, Sunday evening, April 29, 2018 at Carilion Giles Community Hospital in Pearisburg. Born in Pearisburg on June 16, 1954, he was a son of the late Charles Taylor and Annie Kate Lucas Manning. Rickie had been employed as a machinist with Maco Tools, was a 1972 graduate of Giles High School (he continued to be one of the most loyal and supportive fans of Spartan sports especially football), and had enjoyed camping fishing with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Charlie and Dewey Manning, and his sisters Virgie Snider, Sarah Pippin, Helen Osborne, and Ella Mae Day, and his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Sandy and Butch Hite.
He leaves to cherish his memory his childhood sweetheart and wife of forty-two years Debbie Reed Manning; his daughter Candy B Manning and Justin Ceritano of Pembroke; his sons Chris and his wife Megan Manning of Buena Vista, VA, Josh Manning and his fiancÚ Chrissy Duncan of Pembroke; his grandchildren Jacob Burton, Anthony Burton, Mason Burton, Brayden Manning, Jaelyn Manning, Aryana Manning, Madison Ceritano and Summer Ceritano, his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Junie and Charlene Reed; and several beloved nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 3:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. Burial will follow in the Reed Cemetery at Goldbond. The family will receive friends at the funeral home two hours before the services and guests are encouraged to wear GHS Spartan clothing or at least red. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.